from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act or process of building with laths.
  • n. Work made of laths.
  • n. A quantity of laths.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of lathe.
  • n. A covering of laths.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act or process of covering with laths.
  • n. Laths, collectively; a covering of laths.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A foundation of lath or other material on a wall or ceiling, under the plaster; also, the material used for such a foundation.
  • n. An invitation.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Raised on the tough streets of East Cleveland, Eugene decided that mob life offered more money and excitement than the lathing and plastering trades he had learned from his uncles.

    Kill the Irishman

  • I spend time making spinners, spinner rigs and lathing crank baits.

    How to Make it throught the WINTER?

  • Constructed of mud and dried cow dung packed over a lathing of twigs, each hut is twenty by twenty feet square and six feet high.

    Matthew Bergman: To Save the World

  • Now standing at the bottom of the bed, she kneeled and kissed the sole of his foot, lathing it with her tongue before her lips puckered around his toes.

    Pure Paradise

  • The fifth violin went along with them, and the olfactory memory of the lacquer, rosin and oils receded in her mind, replaced by the singular sawdust that came from her father's lathing and sanding of the next utilitarian piece.

    Jesse's Violin

  • It drumming its blunt, fleshy hammers through the downstairs hallway, its high-pitched cough the air it dragged over vocal chord lathing.


  • In lathing I was pleased to be able to send home each nail with a single blow of the hammer, and it was my ambition to transfer the plaster from the board to the wall neatly and rapidly.


  • He fell as if struck by a lathing hatchet, but consciousness did not leave him entirely.

    Cold Mountain

  • The water had dripped through the ruined shingles and roof for years, decades, one drip at a time, soaking the plaster, rotting the lathing, weakening the ceiling.

    A Winter Haunting

  • He got to his knees, bits of lathing and plaster falling from his shoulders and hair, dust settling around him.

    A Winter Haunting


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.