cross-slide

noun
  1. the part of a lathe or planing machine on which the tool post is mounted and across which it slides at right angles to the bed of the lathe
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Historical Examples of cross-slide

  • The rear bevel is roughed and finished by tools and held on the cross-slide.

    Turning and Boring

    Franklin D. Jones

  • The unfinished part is then turned, and if the cross-slide is not moved, the tool will meet the first cut.

    Turning and Boring

    Franklin D. Jones

  • As the grinding proceeds, the wheel is fed inward slightly by manipulating the cross-slide.

    Turning and Boring

    Franklin D. Jones

  • The cross-slide has bolted to it a bar A carrying a roller which is pressed against a forming plate B by a heavy spring C.

    Turning and Boring

    Franklin D. Jones

  • The small handle at O is for moving the cross-slide along the bed when this is necessary in order to feed a tool sidewise.

    Turning and Boring

    Franklin D. Jones