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Lathe

Lathe

WordNet



noun


(1)   Machine tool for shaping metal or wood; the workpiece turns about a horizontal axis against a fixed tool
Wiktonary



Noun



  1. A machine tool used to shape a piece of material, or workpiece, by rotating the workpiece against a cutting tool.
    He shaped the bedpost by turning it on a lathe.
  2. An administrative division of the county of Kent, in England, from the Anglo-Saxon period until it fell entirely out of use in the early twentieth century.