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lath

[lath]
(civil engineering)
A narrow strip of wood used in making a level base, as for plaster or tiles, or in constructing a light framework, as a trellis.
A sheet of material used as a base for plaster.
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Lath

1. Originally a rough-sawn strip of wood fixed to timber framing with small gaps between adjacent laths as a ground for plaster. Now applied to other materials used for the same purposes, such as metal lath.
2. Narrow strips of wood that serve as a base for plaster, usually nailed to studs in walls or rafters in ceilings. See also: Douglas fir
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lath

A building material used as a base for the application of plaster; see expanded metal lath, gypsum lath, metal lath, split lath, wood lath.
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