To lattice timbers.
To lattice a window.
A metal fence that is made up of pieces of metal arranged in criss-cross patterns with open air in between the pieces of metal is an example of lattice.
Origin of lattice
- Middle English latis from Old French lattis from latte lath of Germanic origin
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English latis, from Middle French lattis (“lathing"), from Old French lattis, from latte (“a lath"), from Frankish *latta (“a lath"), from Proto-Germanic *lattÅ(n), *laÃ¾Ã¾Å(n), *laÃ¾Ä“n (“lath, board"), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)lat- (“beam, log"). Cognate with Old High German latta (German Latte, “lath"), Old English lÃ¦tt (“lath"), Middle Low German lÄde (“plank, counter, sales counter"), German Laden (“shop"). More at lath.