- a movable or sliding support for the dead center of a lathe or grinder.
Origin of tailstock
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Historical Examples of tailstock
The tool rest is clamped to the base the same as the tailstock.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2
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.
The tailstock center is ground by inserting it in the spindle in place of the headstock center.
This drill is flat and the right end has a large center hole for receiving the center of the tailstock.
- 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