Laths
Lath Lath, n.; pl. {Laths}. [OE. laththe, latthe, latte, AS. l[ae]tta; akin to D. lat, G. latte, OHG. latta; cf. W. llath a rod, staff, yard. Cf. {Lattice}, {Latten}.] A thin, narrow strip of wood, nailed to the rafters, studs, or floor beams of a building, for the purpose of supporting the tiles, plastering, etc. A corrugated metallic strip or plate is sometimes used. [1913 Webster]

{Lath brick}, a long, slender brick, used in making the floor on which malt is placed in the drying kiln.

{Lath nail} a slender nail for fastening laths. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • lath — [lath, läth] n. pl. laths [lathz, laths, läthz, läths] [ME lathe (< OE * læthth, akin to OHG latta) & latte (< OE lætt, akin to ON latto)] 1. any of the thin, narrow strips of wood used in lattices or nailed to two by fours, rafters, etc.… …   English World dictionary

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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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