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Definition of lathe:

  1. A granary; a barn.
  2. A machine for turning, that is, for shaping articles of wood, metal, or other material, by causing them to revolve while acted upon by a cutting tool.
  3. Formerly, a part or division of a county among the Anglo- Saxons. At present it consists of four or five hundreds, and is confined to the county of Kent.
  4. The movable swing frame of a loom, carrying the reed for separating the warp threads and beating up the weft; - called also lay and batten.

Synonyms:

cutter, machine, air pump, flame thrower, forge, cement mixer, turning lathe, concrete mixer, jackhammer, gas turbine, gauge, backhoe.

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