1. A thin, narrow board or slip of wood nailed to the rafters of a building to support the tiles or covering.
2. A thin narrow slip of wood nailed to the studs, to support the plastering.
L'ATH, verb transitive To cover or line with laths.
L'ATH, noun [See Wapenktae.]
In some parts of England, a part or division of a county. Spenser, Spelman and Blackstone do not agree in their accounts of the lath; but according to the laws of Edward the Confessor, the lath in some counties, answered to the trithing or third part of a county in others.