headstock definition

  • noun:
    • A nonmoving element of a machine or power tool that aids a revolving part, for instance the spindle of a lathe.
    • A part of a device (including a lathe or drill) that aids a rotating part
    • A beam that supports a bell
    • A clamp that restrains a cow because of the throat
    • The element of a guitar that keeps the tensioning screws of this strings
    • The part of a lathe that keeps the revolving spindle as well as its accessories; -- also known as poppet head, the exact opposite matching part being called a tailstock.
    • The part of a planing device that supports the cutter, etc.
    • See Headstock.
    • In machinery: The framing regularly offer the gudgeons of a wheel.
    • In a lathe, the framework which aids the live spindle, that the work is chucked or dogged, as distinguished through the tail-stock, which supports the lifeless spindle; the live mind.
    • The transverse member which forms the termination of the under-frame of an American railroad-car.
    • The central frame of a spinning-mule, containing the operative process of this machine.
    • The wooden cross-beam to which a bell is bolted and which serves as the pivot on which it swings. Also known as stock.
    • the stationary support in a machine or power tool that aids and drives a revolving part (as a chuck or even the spindle on a lathe)

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