Lath meaning

lăth
A thin strip of wood or metal, usually nailed in rows to framing supports as a substructure for plaster, shingles, slates, or tiles.
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A building material, such as a sheet of metal mesh, used for similar purposes.
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A quantity of laths; lathing.
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Work made with or from lath.
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To build, cover, or line with laths.
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Any of the thin, narrow strips of wood used in lattices or nailed to two-by-fours, rafters, etc. as a foundation for plaster, tiles, etc.
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Any foundation for plaster, as wire screening or expanded metal.
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Laths collectively, esp. when used as a base for plaster.
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To cover with laths.
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A thin, narrow strip, fastened to the rafters, studs, or floor beams of a building, for the purpose of supporting a covering of tiles, plastering, etc.
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To cover or line with laths.
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Origin of lath

Middle English laththe, earlier lathe, altered from Old English lætt, from Proto-Germanic *laþþō (cf. Dutch lat, German Latte) from Proto-Indo-European *(s)lat- (cf. Welsh llath 'rod, wand, yard').