tailstock

[ teyl-stok ]
/ ˈteɪlˌstɒk /

noun

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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British Dictionary definitions for tailstock

tailstock
/ (ˈteɪlˌstɒk) /

noun

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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