tailstock definition

  • noun:
    • The movable part of a lathe that aids the dead-center.
    • The section of a lathe that holds the thing being worked along its rotatory axis
    • See Tailstock.
    • The sliding block or support, in a lathe, which carries the dead spindle, or flexible center. The headstock supports the live spindle.
    • In a lathe, the adjustable rear-stock moving forward the sleep, opposite the head-stock, and carrying the dead-spindle into that your dead-center is equipped. Also known as dead-head.
    • help consisting of the movable element of a lathe that slides over the bed in positioning with the headstock and it is closed into place to guide the no-cost end regarding the workpiece

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