Origin of lathing
- a thin, narrow strip of wood, used with other strips to form latticework, a backing for plaster or stucco, a support for slates and other roofing materials, etc.
- a group or quantity of such strips.
- work consisting of such strips.
- wire mesh or the like used in place of wooden laths as a backing for plasterwork.
- a thin, narrow, flat piece of wood used for any purpose.
- to cover or line with laths.
Origin of lath
- a machine for use in working wood, metal, etc., that holds the material and rotates it about a horizontal axis against a tool that shapes it.
- to cut, shape, or otherwise treat on a lathe.
Origin of lathe
Related Wordsfabricate, mold, enclose, erect, construct, manufacture, fashion, raise, form, institute, mount, back, produce, constitute, assemble, invent, forge, model, panel, border
Examples from the Web for lathing
This inviting or "bidding" was usually called "lating" or "lathing;" from the A.-S.Lancashire Folk-lore
The outer walls of a stone house should always be firred off inside for lathing and plastering, to keep them thoroughly dry.Rural Architecture
Lewis Falley Allen
All corners and angles should be framed solid and have two-inch projections for lathing.Convenient Houses
Louis Henry Gibson
This schoolhouse, even to the lathing, was made of black walnut that was sawed at a local mill.What and Where is God?
Richard La Rue Swain
In at least one of the Oraibi kivas the plastering of the wall is laid on sticks that form a kind of lathing.Antiquities of the Mesa Verde National Park: Cliff Palace
Jesse Walter Fewkes
- one of several thin narrow strips of wood used to provide a supporting framework for plaster, tiles, etc
- expanded sheet metal, wire mesh, etc, used to provide backing for plaster or rendering
- any thin strip of wood
- (tr) to attach laths to (a ceiling, roof, floor, etc)
- a machine for shaping, boring, facing, or cutting a screw thread in metal, wood, etc, in which the workpiece is turned about a horizontal axis against a fixed tool
- (tr) to shape, bore, or cut a screw thread in or on (a workpiece) on a lathe
- British history any of the former administrative divisions of Kent
Word Origin and History for lathing
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.
"machine for turning," early 14c., of uncertain origin, probably from a Scandinavian source (cf. Danish drejelad "turning-lathe," Old Norse hlaða "pile of shavings under a lathe," related to hlaða "to load, lade").