headstock

[ hed-stok ]
/ ˈhɛdˌstɒk /

noun

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.

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Origin of headstock

First recorded in 1725–35; head + stock
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British Dictionary definitions for headstock

headstock
/ (ˈhɛdˌstɒk) /

noun

the part of a machine that supports and transmits the drive to the chuckCompare tailstock
the wooden or metal block on which a church bell is hung
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