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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Headstock  \Head"stock`\,  n.  (Mach.) 
  A  part  (usually  separate  from  the  bed  or  frame)  for 
  supporting  some  of  the  principal  working  parts  of  a  machine; 
  as: 
  a  The  part  of  a  lathe  that  holds  the  revolving  spindle  and 
  its  attachments;  --  also  called  {poppet  head},  the 
  opposite  corresponding  part  being  called  a  tailstock. 
  b  The  part  of  a  planing  machine  that  supports  the  cutter, 
  etc 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  headstock 
  n  :  the  stationary  part  of  a  machine  or  power  tool  that  supports 
  and  drives  a  revolving  part  (as  a  chuck  or  the  spindle  on 
  a  lathe) 




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