how to pronounce lathe


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lathe is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of lathe in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… as one woman lathe operator explained …”

meanings of lathe


  1. A granary; a barn.
  2. The movable swing frame of a loom, carrying the reed for separating the warp threads and beating up the weft; a lay, or batten.
  3. 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.
  4. A machine tool used to shape a piece of material, or workpiece, by rotating the workpiece against a cutting tool.


  1. To produce a three-dimensional model by rotating a set of points around a fixed axis.
  2. To shape with a lathe.
  3. To invite; bid; ask.

lathe frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word lathe occurs in english on average 0.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics lathe can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that lathe can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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