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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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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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[3] applied glass fiber epoxy composite material at the surface of the headstock of a precision grinding machine to reinforce damping capacity.
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 company will be showing important components of the machine viz., 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. The shield hinges left, resting at a 45[degrees] angle above the headstock, making it easy to change or adjust the chuck or workpiece.