from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The movable part of a lathe that supports the dead center.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The part of a lathe that holds the object being worked along its rotatory axis
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See Tailstock.
- n. The sliding block or support, in a lathe, which carries the dead spindle, or adjustable center. The
headstocksupports the live spindle.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In a lathe, the adjustable rear-stock moving on the bed, opposite the head-stock, and carrying the dead-spindle into which the dead-center is fitted. Also called dead-head.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. support consisting of the movable part of a lathe that slides along the bed in alignment with the headstock and is locked into position to support the free end of the workpiece
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