Engine lathe
Engine En"gine ([e^]n"j[i^]n), n. [F. engin skill, machine, engine, L. ingenium natural capacity, invention; in in + the root of gignere to produce. See {Genius}, and cf. {Ingenious}, {Gin} a snare.] 1.

Note: (Pronounced, in this sense, [e^]n*j[=e]n".) Natural capacity; ability; skill. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

A man hath sapiences three, Memory, engine, and intellect also. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

2. Anything used to effect a purpose; any device or contrivance; a machine; an agent. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

You see the ways the fisherman doth take To catch the fish; what engines doth he make? --Bunyan. [1913 Webster]

Their promises, enticements, oaths, tokens, and all these engines of lust. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. Any instrument by which any effect is produced; especially, an instrument or machine of war or torture. ``Terrible engines of death.'' --Sir W. Raleigh. [1913 Webster]

4. (Mach.) A compound machine by which any physical power is applied to produce a given physical effect. [1913 Webster]

{Engine driver}, one who manages an engine; specifically, the engineer of a locomotive.

{Engine lathe}. (Mach.) See under {Lathe}.

{Engine tool}, a machine tool. --J. Whitworth.

{Engine turning} (Fine Arts), a method of ornamentation by means of a rose engine. [1913 Webster]

Note: The term engine is more commonly applied to massive machines, or to those giving power, or which produce some difficult result. Engines, as motors, are distinguished according to the source of power, as steam engine, air engine, electro-magnetic engine; or the purpose on account of which the power is applied, as fire engine, pumping engine, locomotive engine; or some peculiarity of construction or operation, as single-acting or double-acting engine, high-pressure or low-pressure engine, condensing engine, etc. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Engine lathe — Lathe Lathe (l[=a][th]), n. [OE. lathe a granary; akin to G. lade a chest, Icel. hla[eth]a a storehouse, barn; but cf. also Icel. l[ o][eth] a smith s lathe. Senses 2 and 3 are perh. of the same origin as lathe a granary, the original meaning… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • engine lathe — noun : a screw cutting lathe equipped with a back geared cone driven headstock or with a headstock of the geared head type …   Useful english dictionary

  • Rose engine lathe — A rose engine lathe is a specialized kind of ornamental lathe. The headstock rocks back and forth with a rocking motion or along the spindle axis in a pumping motion, controlled by a rubber moving against a rosette or cam like pattern mounted on… …   Wikipedia

  • Lathe — (l[=a][th]), n. [OE. lathe a granary; akin to G. lade a chest, Icel. hla[eth]a a storehouse, barn; but cf. also Icel. l[ o][eth] a smith s lathe. Senses 2 and 3 are perh. of the same origin as lathe a granary, the original meaning being, a frame… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Engine — En gine ([e^]n j[i^]n), n. [F. engin skill, machine, engine, L. ingenium natural capacity, invention; in in + the root of gignere to produce. See {Genius}, and cf. {Ingenious}, {Gin} a snare.] 1. Note: (Pronounced, in this sense, [e^]n*j[=e]n .)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Engine driver — Engine En gine ([e^]n j[i^]n), n. [F. engin skill, machine, engine, L. ingenium natural capacity, invention; in in + the root of gignere to produce. See {Genius}, and cf. {Ingenious}, {Gin} a snare.] 1. Note: (Pronounced, in this sense,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Engine tool — Engine En gine ([e^]n j[i^]n), n. [F. engin skill, machine, engine, L. ingenium natural capacity, invention; in in + the root of gignere to produce. See {Genius}, and cf. {Ingenious}, {Gin} a snare.] 1. Note: (Pronounced, in this sense,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Engine turning — Engine En gine ([e^]n j[i^]n), n. [F. engin skill, machine, engine, L. ingenium natural capacity, invention; in in + the root of gignere to produce. See {Genius}, and cf. {Ingenious}, {Gin} a snare.] 1. Note: (Pronounced, in this sense,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lathe (disambiguation) — Lathe may refer to:In woodworking and metalworking: *Lathe, used in turning wood, metals and other materials. *Lathe (metal), a lathe used specifically for metals. *Geometric lathe, used for making ornamental patterns on the plates used in… …   Wikipedia

  • Lathe (metal) — Center lathe with DRO and chuck guard. Size is 460 mm swing x 1000 mm between centers A metal lathe or metalworking lathe is a large class of lathes designed for precisely machining relatively hard materials. They were originally designed to… …   Wikipedia

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