Definitions for "Lathe"
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.
Basically, a machine that fashions work by making the work turn on an axis. The cutting is done by a tool that is not rotating. On wood lathes the wood usually turns between the headstock and the tailstock. The turner holds the tool by hand and moves it to cut various shapes on the wood. On metal lathes the work (whatever material is being fashioned) turns and the tool is held rigid whilst the operator moves the tool using hand wheels. Lathes are very versatile, come in a myriad of styles, and many contradict the above definitions. Wood can be cut in any metal lathe and soft metals can usually be cut on wood lathes.
A machine that is used for working metals and plastics by rotating about the horizontal axis against a tool that shapes it.
Keywords:  saxon, anglo, kent, twentieth, county
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.
A lathe formed an administrative country subdivision of the county of Kent, in England, from the Anglo-Saxon period until it fell entirely out of use in the early twentieth century.
Keywords:  granary, barn
A granary; a barn.
Keywords:  batten, movable, weft, loom, warp
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.
Keywords:  rotary, veneer, loose, half, round
The equipment used to cut rotary and half round veneer. Source of the term lathe checks. See Loose Side.