(noun, verb)


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

Definition categories: man–made, shaper

Sentences with lathe as a noun:

- He shaped the bedpost by turning it on a lathe.


1. (transitive, Britain dialectal) To invite; bid; ask.

2. To shape with a lathe.

3. (computer graphics) To produce a 3D model by rotating a set of points around a fixed axis.