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Definition: Engine lathe
(l[=a][th]), n. [OE. lathe a granary; akin to G.
lade a chest, Icel. hla[eth]a a storehouse, barn; but cf.
also Icel. l["o][eth] a smith's lathe. Senses 2 and 3 are
perh. of the same origin as lathe a granary, the original
meaning being, a frame to hold something. If so, the word is
from an older form of E. lade to load. See Lade
1. A granary; a barn. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
2. (Mach.) A machine for turning, that is, for shaping
articles of wood, metal, or other material, by causing
them to revolve while acted upon by a cutting tool.
3. The movable swing frame of a loom, carrying the reed for
separating the warp threads and beating up the weft; --
called also lay
, a lathe for turning irregular forms after
a given pattern, as lasts, gunstocks, and the like.
, or Speed lathe
, a small lathe which, from
its high speed, is adapted for drilling; a hand lathe.
, a turning lathe in which the cutting tool has
an automatic feed; -- used chiefly for turning and boring
metals, cutting screws, etc.
, a lathe which is driven by a treadle worked by
. See under Geometric
, a lathe operated by hand; a power turning lathe
without an automatic feed for the tool.
, an engine lathe.
, a small lathe worked by one hand, while the
cutting tool is held in the other.
([e^]n"j[i^]n), n. [F. engin skill, machine,
engine, L. ingenium natural capacity, invention; in in + the
root of gignere to produce. See Genius
, and cf.
Note: (Pronounced, in this sense, [e^]n*j[=e]n".) Natural
capacity; ability; skill. [Obs.]
A man hath sapiences three,
Memory, engine, and intellect also. --Chaucer.
2. Anything used to effect a purpose; any device or
contrivance; a machine; an agent. --Shak.
You see the ways the fisherman doth take
To catch the fish; what engines doth he make?
Their promises, enticements, oaths, tokens, and all
these engines of lust. --Shak.
3. Any instrument by which any effect is produced;
especially, an instrument or machine of war or torture.
“Terrible engines of death.”
--Sir W. Raleigh.
4. (Mach.) A compound machine by which any physical power is
applied to produce a given physical effect.
, one who manages an engine; specifically, the
engineer of a locomotive.
. (Mach.) See under Lathe
, a machine tool. --J. Whitworth.
(Fine Arts), a method of ornamentation by
means of a rose engine.
Note: The term engine is more commonly applied to massive
machines, or to those giving power, or which produce
some difficult result. Engines, as motors, are
distinguished according to the source of power, as
steam engine, air engine, electro-magnetic engine; or
the purpose on account of which the power is applied,
as fire engine, pumping engine, locomotive engine; or
some peculiarity of construction or operation, as
single-acting or double-acting engine, high-pressure or
low-pressure engine, condensing engine, etc.