noun, plural laths [lath z, laths, lahth z, lahths] /læðz, læθs, lɑðz, lɑθs/.
verb (used with object)
- latex agglutination test,
- latex paint,
Origin of lath
Examples from the Web for lath
He's a reg'lar little ripper, sir, and as straight as a lath.
He had the ability to achieve a position; he had been the lath painted to look like steel.The Last Shot|Frederick Palmer
After enclosing is completed and the interior partitions are in place, the house is ready for lath and plaster.If You're Going to Live in the Country|Thomas H. Ormsbee and Richmond Huntley
This slasher cuts up the slabs into lengths suitable for lath or fence-pickets, Fig. 49.Handwork in Wood|William Noyes
A little structure of lath and mud served as a kennel for a big dog, the indispensable guardian of so lonely a dwelling.The Works of Honor de Balzac|Honor de Balzac
noun plural laths (lɑːðz, lɑːθs)
Word Origin for lath
late 13c., probably from Old English *læððe, variant of lætt "lath," apparently from a Proto-Germanic *laþþo (cf. Old Saxon, Old Norse latta, Middle Dutch, German latte "lath," Dutch lat, Middle High German lade "plank," which is source of German Laden "counter," hence, "shop"). As a verb, 1530s, from the noun.