metal lath

metal lath
n.
lath made of expanded metal or metal mesh

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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  • metal lath — metal lather. 1. any of various meshlike laths of metal for plastering. 2. nondecorative interior metalwork for supporting lighting fixtures, dropped ceilings, etc. * * * …   Universalium

  • metal lath — metal lather. 1. any of various meshlike laths of metal for plastering. 2. nondecorative interior metalwork for supporting lighting fixtures, dropped ceilings, etc …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lath and plaster — is a building process used mainly for interior walls in Canada and the United States until the late 1950s. After the 1950s, drywall began to replace the lath and plaster process in the these countries. In the United Kingdom, lath and plaster was… …   Wikipedia

  • lath — lathlike, adj. /lath, lahth/, n., pl. laths /ladhz, laths, lahdhz, lahths/, v. n. 1. a thin, narrow strip of wood, used with other strips to form latticework, a backing for plaster or stucco, a support for slates and other roofing materials, etc …   Universalium

  • lath — [lath, läth] n. pl. laths [lathz, laths, läthz, läths] [ME lathe (< OE * læthth, akin to OHG latta) & latte (< OE lætt, akin to ON latto)] 1. any of the thin, narrow strips of wood used in lattices or nailed to two by fours, rafters, etc.… …   English World dictionary

  • lath — lath, lathe A lath, pronounced lahth, is a flat strip of wood. The plural is laths, pronounced lahths or occasionally lahdhz. A lathe, pronounced laydh, is a machine for shaping wood or metal, and has the plural form lathes, pronounced laydhz …   Modern English usage

  • Lath — A lath is a thin, narrow strip of some straight grained wood or other material, including metal or gypsum. A lattice, or lattice work, is a criss crossed or interlaced arrangement of laths, or the pattern made by such an arrangement. Lath is the… …   Wikipedia

  • lath — /laθ / (say lahth) noun (plural laths /laðz / (say lahdhz), /laθs / (say lahths)) 1. a thin, narrow strip of wood used with others like it to form a groundwork for supporting the slates or other covering of a roof or the plastering of a wall or… …   Australian English dictionary

  • lath — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. strip, slat, batten, mesh, groundwork. Kinds of laths include: wooden, metal, sheet metal, perforated metal, wire mesh, chicken wire, single, double, thinnest, 1/4 inch, 1/2 inch …   English dictionary for students

  • rib lath — noun : metal lath with ribs at intervals to increase its rigidity …   Useful english dictionary

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