Counterlath
Counterlath Coun"ter*lath`, n. (Building) (a) A batten laid lengthwise between two rafters to afford a bearing for laths laid crosswise. (b) Any lath laid without actual measurement between two gauged laths. (c) Any of a series of laths nailed to the timbers to raise the sheet lathing above their surface to afford a key for plastering. (d) One of many laths used in preparing one side of a partition or framed wall, when the other side has been covered in and finished. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • counterlath — I. “+ˌ noun Etymology: counter + lath 1. : a batten laid lengthwise between two rafters to afford a bearing for laths laid crosswise 2. : any lath laid without actual measurement between two gauged laths 3. : any of a series of laths nailed to… …   Useful english dictionary

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