Headstock
Headstock Head"stock` (-st[o^]k`), 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. [1913 Webster]

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  • headstock — [hed′stäk΄] n. a bearing or support for a revolving or moving part of a machine; specif., the part of a lathe supporting the spindle …   English World dictionary

  • Headstock — Typical headstock of an electric guitar This article is about part of a stringed instrument. A headstock is also the motorized chuck on a lathe. Headstock or peghead is a part of guitar or similar stringed instrument. The main function of a… …   Wikipedia

  • headstock — noun Date: 1688 a bearing or pedestal for a revolving or moving part; specifically a part of a lathe that holds the revolving spindle and its attachments …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • headstock — /hed stok /, n. 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. See illus. under lathe. [1725 35; HEAD + STOCK] * * * …   Universalium

  • headstock — noun a) A part of a machine (such as a lathe or drill) that supports a rotating part b) A beam that supports a bell …   Wiktionary

  • headstock — noun 1》 a set of bearings in a machine, supporting a revolving participle 2》 the piece at the end of a guitar neck to which the tuning pegs are fixed …   English new terms dictionary

  • headstock — head•stock [[t]ˈhɛdˌstɒk[/t]] n. mac 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 • Etymology: 1725–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • headstock — /ˈhɛdstɒk/ (say hedstok) noun the part of a machine containing the working members, as the assembly supporting and driving the live spindle in a lathe …   Australian English dictionary

  • headstock — n. a set of bearings in a machine, supporting a revolving part …   Useful english dictionary

  • Matching headstock — On some electric guitars of Fender the headstock is painted the same color as the body, this is called the matching headstock.The Fender guitars have featured matching headstocks at several points, on and off, throughout the guitar s history.… …   Wikipedia

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