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