lathing

[ lath-ing, lah-thing ]
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noun
  1. the act or process of applying lath.

  2. a quantity of lath in place.

  1. material used as lath.

Origin of lathing

1
First recorded in 1535–45; lath + -ing1
  • Also called lath·work [lath-wurk, lahth-] /ˈlæθˌwɜrk, ˈlɑθ-/ for defs. 1, 2.

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How to use lathing in a sentence

  • A wooden house must first be covered with two thicknesses of roofing-paper, then by wire lathing.

    Diggers in the Earth | Eva March Tappan
  • In another room, a shell had sprayed the ceiling, so we had to pull the plaster down to the bare lathing.

    Golden Lads | Arthur Gleason and Helen Hayes Gleason
  • Round the cone a strip of thin lathing is coiled on a spiral; could any one stand on these steps and draw the inside of the cone?

    Field and Hedgerow | Richard Jefferies
  • The walls are lined with a reed lathing over which mud is plastered.

    A Study of Pueblo Architecture: Tusayan and Cibola | Victor Mindeleff and Cosmos Mindeleff
  • These specimens are very interesting examples of aboriginal lathing and plastering applied to stone work.

    A Study of Pueblo Architecture: Tusayan and Cibola | Victor Mindeleff and Cosmos Mindeleff