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head·stock

 (hĕd′stŏk′)
n.
1. A nonmoving part of a machine or power tool that supports a revolving part, such as the spindle of a lathe.
2. The part of a stringed instrument adjoined to the end of the neck, where the strings are wound. Also called tuning head.

headstock

(ˈhɛdˌstɒk)
n
1. (General Engineering) the part of a machine that supports and transmits the drive to the chuck. Compare tailstock
2. (Music, other) the wooden or metal block on which a church bell is hung

head•stock

(ˈhɛdˌstɒk)

n.
the part of a machine containing or directly supporting the moving or working parts, as the assembly supporting and driving the live spindle in a lathe.
[1725–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.headstock - 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)headstock - 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)
support - any device that bears the weight of another thing; "there was no place to attach supports for a shelf"
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So the students ask, "What species of domestic wood should I use for the pegs and for the peghead in order to minimize the deviation from a circular cross section as the wood swells or shrinks?" They then reformulate this question as "What species of domestic wood has tangential-to-radial shrinkage ratios that are close to 1-to-1?" The student considers using either eastern white pine, black walnut, or southern magnolia.
It has the words G Formby and Wigan on the case and a George Formby plate on the peghead. Matthew wondered if it really had belonged to the man famous for the songs Leaning on a Lamp Post and When I'm Cleaning Windows.
Made from the lightweight, honey-colored wood called korina, the Flying V's body had a long, inverted V-shape with a pointy peghead, while the Explorer boasted an offset X-shape; either one fetches $125,000 today.