speed lathe


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speed lathe

[′spēd ‚lāth]
(mechanical engineering)
A light, pulley-driven lathe, usually without a carriage or back gears, used for work in which the tool is controlled by hand.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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A federal search of his email accounts showed that he had earlier sent twister speed lathes and five pounds of nickel alloy wire from the US to Iran via Hong Kong.
A federal search of his e-mail accounts later showed that he exported twister speed lathes and five pounds of nickel alloy wire from the US to Iran via Hong Kong.