from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A nonmoving part of a machine or power tool that supports a revolving part, such as the spindle of a lathe.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A part of a machine (such as a lathe or drill) that supports a rotating part
- n. A beam that supports a bell
- n. A clamp that restrains a cow by the neck
- n. The part of a guitar that holds the tensioning screws of the strings
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The part of a lathe that holds the revolving spindle and its attachments; -- also called poppet head, the opposite corresponding part being called a tailstock.
- n. The part of a planing machine that supports the cutter, etc.
- n. See Headstock.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In machinery: The framing used to support the gudgeons of a wheel.
- n. In a lathe, the frame which supports the live spindle, to which the work is chucked or dogged, as distinguished from the tail-stock, which supports the dead spindle; the live head.
- n. The transverse member which forms the end of the under frame of an American railroad-car.
- n. The central frame of a spinning-mule, containing the operative mechanism of the machine.
- n. The wooden cross-beam to which a bell is bolted and which serves as the pivot on which it swings. Also called stock.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the stationary support in a machine or power tool that supports and drives a revolving part (as a chuck or the spindle on a lathe)
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