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tailstock

[teyl-stok]
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noun
  1. a movable or sliding support for the dead center of a lathe or grinder.
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Origin of tailstock

First recorded in 1860–65; tail1 + stock
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Examples from the Web for tailstock

Historical Examples

  • The tool rest is clamped to the base the same as the tailstock.

    The Boy Mechanic, Book 2

    Various

  • This bed carries a headstock and a tailstock similar to a lathe.

  • In case there is any variation, the tailstock center is adjusted laterally, other trial cuts are taken, and the test repeated.

    Turning and Boring

    Franklin D. Jones

  • The tailstock center is ground by inserting it in the spindle in place of the headstock center.

    Turning and Boring

    Franklin D. Jones

  • These reamers are held while in use in a socket inserted in the tailstock spindle, as when using a twist drill.

    Turning and Boring

    Franklin D. Jones


British Dictionary definitions for tailstock

tailstock

noun
  1. a casting that slides on the bed of a lathe in alignment with the headstock and is locked in position to support the free end of a workpiece
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