Definition of lath in English:

lath

Syllabification: lath
Pronunciation: /laTH
 
/

noun (plural laths /laT͟Hz, laTHs/)

  • 1A thin flat strip of wood, especially one of a series forming a foundation for the plaster of a wall or the tiles of a roof, or made into a trellis or fence.
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    • That's the condition you will wish to duplicate, and this can be done with slatted frames made of furring strips on which laths are tacked one half inch apart.
    • Most ceilings are held in position by the adherence of the plaster to wooden laths, which are nailed to joists above.
    • The arch, which frames the stage like a massive soccer goal, was made by master craftsmen using laths and plaster.
  • 1.1Laths collectively as a building material, especially as a foundation for supporting plaster.
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    • It's finished in the sense that there are paneled walls and not just exposed beams and studs and lath.
    • They tested four-person suites with an assortment of options, such as restored or new flooring, restored or replaced windows, and restored plaster and lath walls or new veneered plaster walls.
    • Other materials sold by the bundle include things like wooden stakes, lath and wooden shims.

verb

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  • Cover (a wall or ceiling) with laths.

Origin

Old English lætt, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch lat and German Latte, also to lattice.

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