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A sliding carriage on a lathe that holds the center, the pointed part on which one end of the piece being worked spins.
(Mechanical Engineering) a casting that slides on the bed of a lathe in alignment with the headstock and is locked in position to support the free end of a workpiece
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|Noun||1.||tailstock - support consisting of the movable part of a lathe that slides along the bed in alignment with the headstock and is locked into position to support the free end of the workpiece|
support - any device that bears the weight of another thing; "there was no place to attach supports for a shelf"