Coun"ter*lath` (?), n. (Building)
A batten laid lengthwise between two rafters to afford a bearing for laths laid crosswise.
Any lath laid without actual measurement between two gauged laths.
Any of a series of laths nailed to the timbers to raise the sheet lathing above their surface to afford a key for plastering.
One of many laths used in preparing one side of a partition or framed wall, when the other side has been covered in and finished.
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