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  1  definition  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Lath  \Lath\,  n.;  pl  {Laths}.  [OE.  laththe  latthe,  latte,  AS 
  l[ae]tta;  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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