Lute Lute, n. [L. lutum mud, clay: cf. OF. lut.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Chem.) A cement of clay or other tenacious infusible substance for sealing joints in apparatus, or the mouths of vessels or tubes, or for coating the bodies of retorts, etc., when exposed to heat; -- called also {luting}. [1913 Webster]

2. A packing ring, as of rubber, for fruit jars, etc. [1913 Webster]

3. (Brick Making) A straight-edged piece of wood for striking off superfluous clay from mold. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Luting — Lut ing (l[=u]t [i^]ng), n. (Chem.) See {Lute}, a cement. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • luting — [lo͞ot′iŋ] n. LUTE2 …   English World dictionary

  • Luting — Lute Lute, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Luted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Luting}.] To close or seal with lute; as, to lute on the cover of a crucible; to lute a joint. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • luting — /looh ting/, n. any of various readily molded substances for sealing joints, cementing objects together, or waterproofing surfaces. [1520 30; LUTE2 + ING1] * * * …   Universalium

  • luting — n. material used to pack joints or seal poriferous surface to make it impenetrable to gas or liquid luːt n. stringed instrument with a pear shaped body and a long fretted neck; sealing compound; tool for spreading and smoothing concrete v. play… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • luting —    In pottery, the attachment of any smaller molded, modeled, or turned ceramic component to a larger molded, modeled or turned form using slip as a cement. [Perhaps this is primarily a British term. If you can report American usage, please… …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • luting — noun see lute2 …   English new terms dictionary

  • luting — lut•ing [[t]ˈlu tɪŋ[/t]] n. bui any of various readily molded substances for sealing, cementing, or waterproofing • Etymology: 1520–30; lute II+ ing I …   From formal English to slang

  • luting — /ˈlutɪŋ/ (say loohting) noun any viscous substance, as clay, concrete or mortar, used in building to fill gaps or joints. {see lute2} …   Australian English dictionary

  • luting —   n. mixture of cement and clay used to seal joints in pipes, etc …   Dictionary of difficult words

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