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Definitions of lath

  1. a narrow thin strip of wood used as backing for plaster or to make latticework Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A thin, narrow strip of wood, nailed to the rafters, studs, or floor beams of a building, for the purpose of supporting the tiles, plastering, etc. A corrugated metallic strip or plate is sometimes used. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To cover or line with laths. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  4. A division of a county. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  5. A thin, narrow strip of wood used for making framework to be covered with plaster in building. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. Lather. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. A thin cleft slip of wood used in slating, plastering, etc.:-pl. LATHS. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. To cover with laths. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. Thin slip of wood. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. To fit with laths. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. A thin strip of wood or metal, as to support plastering. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. A thin narrow slip of wood nailed to the rafters of a building to support the tiles, or nailed to the studs to support the plaster. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. läth, n. a thin cleft slip of wood used in slating, plastering, &c.:--pl. LATHS (läthz).--v.t. to cover with laths.--adj. LATH'EN.--ns. LATH'ING, the act or process of covering with laths: a covering of laths; LATH'-SPLIT'TER, one who splits wood into laths.--adj. LATH'Y, like a lath.--DAGGER OF LATH, any insufficient means of attack or defence. [A.S. lættu; Dut. lat, Ger. latte, a lath.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  14. (-th, pl. -dhz), & v.t. Thin narrow strip of wood esp. for use as support for slates or plaster or as material for trellis or Venetian blind (as thin as a l., of persons, whence lathy a.); (vb) provide (wall, ceiling) with ll., whence lathing (3) n. [Middle English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  15. n. [Anglo-Saxon] A thin, narrow board or slip of wood to support the plastering. Cabinet Dictionary

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