Definition of Headstock

1. Noun. The stationary support in a machine or power tool that supports and drives a revolving part (as a chuck or the spindle on a lathe).

Generic synonyms: Support



Definition of Headstock

1. n. A part (usually separate from the bed or frame) for supporting some of the principal working parts of a machine

Definition of Headstock

1. Noun. A part of a machine (such as a lathe or drill) that supports a rotating part ¹

2. Noun. A beam that supports a bell ¹

3. Noun. A clamp that restrains a cow by the neck ¹

4. Noun. The part of a guitar that holds the tensioning screws of the strings ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Headstock

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Headstock

headspin
headspins
headspring
headsprings
headstall
headstalls
headstamp
headstamps
headstand
headstands
headstart
headstarts
headstay
headstays
headstead
headstock (current term)
headstocks
headstone
headstones
headstream
headstreams
headstripe
headstrong
headstrongly
headstrongness
headteacher
headteachers
headtire
headtires
headtube

Literary usage of Headstock

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1. Practical Essays on Mill Work and Other Machinery by Robertson Buchanan, Thomas Tredgold (1841)
"The framing used for supporting the gudgeons of a water wheel is denominated the headstock framing. A, Fig. 6, represents the headstock ..."

2. A Course of Instruction in Machine Drawing and Design for Technical Schools by William Ripper (1890)
"The loose headstock, or poppet head, may be moved along the bed, so that pieces of ... This longitudinal movement of the headstock is sufficient for rough ..."

3. Lathe Design for High- and Low-speed Steels: A Treatise on the Kinematical by John Thomas Nicolson, Dempster Smith (1908)
"This method requires a longer headstock PIQ. 38. than the other, and is therefore not" so common. ..."

4. Lockwood's Dictionary of Terms Used in the Practice of Mechanical by Joseph Gregory Horner (1892)
"A spindle which communicates motion, as the mandrel of a headstock or live head (qv). Live Steam.—The entering steam in a cylinder, as distinguished from ..."

5. Elements of Drawing by George Frederick Blessing, Lewis Andrew Darling (1912)
"99, page 143) consists of three views of the main casting of the headstock (see Fig. 98, page 142) of the Lathe. All dimension figures on Fig. ..."

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