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Definition: Speed lathe
, n. [AS. sp?d success, swiftness, from sp?wan to
succeed; akin to D. spoedd, OHG. spuot success, spuot to
succees, Skr. sph[=a] to increase, grow fat. [root]170b.]
1. Prosperity in an undertaking; favorable issue; success.
“For common speed.”
O Lord God of my master Abraham, I pray thee, send
me good speed this day. --Gen. xxiv.
2. The act or state of moving swiftly; swiftness; velocity;
rapidly; rate of motion; dispatch; as, the speed a horse
or a vessel.
Speed, to describe whose swiftness number fails.
Note: In kinematics, speedis sometimes used to denote the
amount of velocity without regard to direction of
motion, while velocity is not regarded as known unless
both the direction and the amount are known.
3. One who, or that which, causes or promotes speed or
success. [Obs.] “Hercules be thy speed!”
, Good speed; prosperity. See Godspeed
, Speed indicator
, & Speed recorder
devices for indicating or recording the rate of a body's
motion, as the number of revolutions of a shaft in a given
(Mach.), a power lathe with a rapidly revolving
spindle, for turning small objects, for polishing, etc.; a
, a cone pulley with steps.
Syn: Haste; swiftness; celerity; quickness; dispatch;
expedition; hurry; acceleration. See Haste
(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.