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fixed head

noun
1.
a recording head in a tape recorder or disk drive that cannot be moved relative to the center of the disk, offering reduced access time.
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  • It has a fixed head on the hind part and a canopy running the full length, with curtains at the side to inclose the interior.

  • The captain in the brain, the eye, and the fixed head and centre are the great trinity who manage the whole concern.

    The Happy Golfer Henry Leach
  • The machine consists of a frame with one fixed head; the other head is moved by a screw; on both heads are hardened steel points.

  • The main spindle is horizontal upon a fixed head, and has its dividing mechanism at the back of the machine.

  • Or else the fleas are fixed head uppermost, with their legs extended horizontally, to an upright wire driven into the table.

    The Flea Harold Russell

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