verb (used with object), lathed, lath·ing.
Origin of lathe
Can be confusedlath lathe
Examples from the Web for lathe
Creative writing in Room 205 hones my literary skills like a lathe.
On the opposite side of the alley, sparks leap out of a lathe machine as a young man wearing protective goggles sharpens metal.
In Figures 220 and 221 is a drawing of a connecting rod drawn, put together as it would be for the lathe, vise or erecting shop.Mechanical Drawing Self-Taught|Joshua Rose
The only things that gladdened Jason's heart were the massive drill press and lathe that worked off the slave-power drive belts.The Ethical Engineer|Henry Maxwell Dempsey
Turkish tops are made from hard wood, turned in a lathe, and painted with bands of various colours.Turkey|Julius R. Van Millingen
First the chuck is screwed onto the lathe spindle after removing the faceplate.Turning and Boring|Franklin D. Jones
The rest is now placed parallel to the bed of the lathe and slightly above the center of the spindle.A Course In Wood Turning|Archie S. Milton and Otto K. Wohlers