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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 lathe /ˈleð/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lathe n.  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. [Written also lath.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lathe n.
 1. A granary; a barn. [Obs.]
 2. Mach. 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. 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.
 Blanchard lathe, a lathe for turning irregular forms after a given pattern, as lasts, gunstocks, and the like.
 Drill lathe, or Speed lathe, a small lathe which, from its high speed, is adapted for drilling; a hand lathe.
 Engine lathe, a turning lathe in which the cutting tool has an automatic feed; -- used chiefly for turning and boring metals, cutting screws, etc.
 Foot lathe, a lathe which is driven by a treadle worked by the foot.
 Geometric lathe. See under Geometric
 Hand lathe, a lathe operated by hand; a power turning lathe without an automatic feed for the tool.
 Slide lathe, an engine lathe.
 Throw lathe, a small lathe worked by one hand, while the cutting tool is held in the other.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : machine tool for shaping metal or wood; the workpiece turns
          about a horizontal axis against a fixed tool