Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In metal-working, a lathe in which the tool-rest is made to traverse the bed from end to end by means of a screw.

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Examples

  • One of the important branches of practical mechanics to which Clement continued through life to devote himself, was the improvement of self-acting tools, more especially of the slide-lathe.

    Industrial Biography

  • By its means surfaces of unrivalled correctness were produced, and the slide-lathe, so improved, became recognised and adopted as the most accurate and extensively applicable of all machine-tools.

    Industrial Biography

  • Improvements followed in the slide-lathe (giving a large range of speed with increased diameters for the same size of headstocks, &c.), in the wheel-cutting engine, in the scale-beam (by which, with a load of 2 oz. on each end, the fifteen-hundredth part of a grain could be indicated), in the broaching-machine, the slotting-machine, and other engines.

    Industrial Biography, Iron Workers and Tool Makers

  • Improvements followed in the slide-lathe (giving a large range of speed with increased diameters for the same size of headstocks, in the wheel-cutting engine, in the scale-beam (by which, with a load of 2 oz. on each end, the fifteen-hundredth part of a grain could be indicated), in the broaching-machine, the slotting-machine, and other engines.

    Industrial Biography

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