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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.
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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
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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.
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|Noun||1.||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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