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tail·stock

 (tāl′stŏk′)
n.
A sliding carriage on a lathe that holds the center, the pointed part on which one end of the piece being worked spins.

tailstock

(ˈteɪlˌstɒk)
n
(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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Noun1.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 workpiecetailstock - 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"
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We use locating pins and bushings to mount fixtures onto large frames that span between the positioner head-and tailstocks, so they are easy to just drop in, as needed.
On the factory floor, machine units such as spindles, tailstocks, turrets and tool magazines have always been assembled off-line, then individually tested and delivered to the final assembly just-in-time.
Others include programmable steady rests, programmable tailstocks, bar feeders, bar loaders, part catchers, part grippers, robots, etc.
Six radial T-slots simplify fixture and workpiece mounting, and both manual and pneumatic tailstocks are available for additional workpiece support.