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British Dictionary definitions for machine head

machine head

noun
  1. a metal peg-and-gear mechanism for tuning a string on an instrument such as a guitar
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Historical Examples

  • The small handwheel, originally mounted on the machine-head shaft, is left intact.

    The Boy Mechanic, Book 2

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