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 for Lathe
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lathe \Lathe\ (l[aum][th]), n. [AS. l[=ae][eth]. Of uncertain
     origin.]
     Formerly, a part or division of a county among the
     Anglo-Saxons. At present it consists of four or five
     hundreds, and is confined to the county of Kent. [Written
     also lath.] --Brande & C.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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 being, a frame to hold something. If so, the word is
     from an older form of E. lade to load. See Lade to load.]
     1. A granary; a barn. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Mach.) A machine for turning, that is, for shaping
        articles of wood, metal, or other material, by causing
        them to revolve while acted upon by a cutting tool.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  lathe
      n 1: machine tool for shaping metal or wood; the workpiece turns
           about a horizontal axis against a fixed tool

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  83 Moby Thesaurus words for "lathe":
     T square, alembic, anvil, awl, bale breaker, bar, battering ram,
     bevel, bevel square, bodkin, bradawl, buffer, caldron, calipers,
     cant hook, caulking iron, center punch, crowbar, crucible, dibble,
     dividers, edger, electric sander, electric soldering iron, engine,
     file, flail, forceps, fork, grapnel, grappling iron, grease gun,
     grindstone, hawk, hook, jack, jackscrew, jointer, level, machine,
     melting pot, miter box, mortar, motor, nail file, nail puller,
     palette knife, peavey, pincers, pinch bar, pitchfork, planer,
     pliers, puller, punch, punch pliers, puncheon, putty knife, ram,
     rammer, ramrod, retort, ripping bar, screwdriver, shaper,
     soldering iron, spatula, square, stapler, tackle, tamp, tamper,
     tamping pick, tap, test tube, tire iron, tire tool, tongs,
     transducer, transformer, tweezers, vise, wrecking bar
  
  

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