Definition of turret lathe in English:

turret lathe

noun

  • another term for capstan lathe
    • ‘In the late 1960's Bardons & Oliver introduced automatic turret lathes that featured complete fluidic control of a standard machine tool for the first time in history.’
    • ‘The main purpose of this role is to operate manually controlled turret lathes in a busy engineering environment.’
    • ‘In addition, engine lathes are less sophisticated than modern turret lathes and are therefore operated by junior personnel whose hourly rates are lower.’
    • ‘Most important was the turret lathe enabling the carrying out of a range of formerly skilled operations by relatively less skilled labor.’
    • ‘Lathes can generally be classified in one of the following five basic groups: engine lathes, speed lathes, turret lathes, vertical lathes, and automatics.’