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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.


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



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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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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A guitar owned by rock star Eric Clapton - complete with a cigarette burn on the headstock - has sold for PS25,000 at auction.
The Woodpeckers are not the only tribute band that introduce rock covers; great tribute bands such as Andromida cover Pink Floyd, Headstock cover Classic Rock and Heavy Metal, and Glass Onion is the leading Beatles tribute band.
The model features an all-new rider aid package, electronic semi-active Ohlins suspension and new Bosch electronic control system, new headstock air intake, a redesigned airbox, a revised fuel-injection system and reduced internal engine friction.
A re-designed twinlinkage headstock and shark fin-inspired design enables the mower to oscillate at angles of up to 30 degrees.
the Lease Reed and Ball Warping Headstock; Indigo Dye Tank of Rope Dyeing and the Headstock of the Long Chain Beamer, as it is not possible to display the whole technology.
The foundation of Jimi Hendrix's personal sound and playing style was his habit of flipping his guitars over and restringing them to accommodate his left-handed playing, resulting in a "re verse" headstock and bridge pickup--features reproduced here in exacting detail.
Main parts of heavy lathe are machine bed, headstock, tailstock and carriage saddle with cross slide.
The mounting bracket attaches to the face of the headstock.
I'm a self-confessed guitar obsessive - when not working on my American Primitivism fingerstyle I'm busy polishing my headstock over pictures of vintage Gibson Super 400s (like the one Elvis had in the 68 Comeback Special - yes indeedy).
This paper mainly adopted proactive control methods to optimize the thermal performance and reconstruct the headstock of a vertical machining center.
I would advise people to record the engine number and the frame number, usually 17 digits long which can be found at the front of the bike on the headstock, the location can vary for quad bikes.
It specialises in the development and remanufacture of turnkey grinding systems, ranging from conventional to full automation with parts handling, and in the design, manufacture and rebuilding of custom precision spindles, used for boring, drilling, grinding, workholding, lathes, headstock and other applications.