Compound rest

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(Mech.) the tool carriage of an engine lathe.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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A boring bar set up or a properly sharpened tool bit in the compound rest can be used to enlarge the bolt head recess to proper diameter.
The application of frontal gears assured a higher accuracy of angular location of [+ or -]2" and a great carrying capacity for couplings by using of compound rest of lathe with ultra precision location.
Compound Rest: The compound rest, or compound for short, is mounted on the carriage.