Lath (?), n.; pl. Laths (#). [OE. laththe, latthe, latte, AS. laetta; 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.

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.

 

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Lath (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Lathed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Lathing.]

To cover or line with laths.

 

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