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poppethead

[ pop-it-hed ]
/ ˈpɒp ɪtˌhɛd /
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noun
a tailstock or headstock of a lathe.
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Also called poppet, puppet.

Origin of poppethead

First recorded in 1655–65; poppet + head
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British Dictionary definitions for poppethead

poppet head

noun
the framework above a mining shaft that supports the winding mechanism
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