American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The movable part of a lathe that supports the dead center.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In a lathe, the adjustable rear-stock moving on the bed, opposite the head-stock, and carrying the dead-spindle into which the dead-center is fitted. Also called dead-head.
- n. The part of a lathe that holds the object being worked along its rotatory axis
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. See Tailstock.
- n. The sliding block or support, in a lathe, which carries the dead spindle, or adjustable center. The
headstocksupports the live spindle.
- n. support consisting of the movable part of a lathe that slides along the bed in alignment with the headstock and is locked into position to support the free end of the workpiece
“This reduces the danger of splitting and, unimpeded by the tailstock, the hammer can be directed to the top, right-hand comer of the workpiece.”
“This serves to chuck short trunk pieces without using the tailstock centre.”
“A tailstock with tailstock centre serves as end support to the chucking device when processing longer workpieces.”
“The workpiece is clamped between the trifurcate and the tailstock centre.”
“Figure 55 Mechanical winding of a compression spring on the lathe 1 lathe chuck, 2 winding mandrel, 3 compression spring, 4 tailstock with live centre”
“- For parts mounted overhung, the steady rest (without using the tailstock as counter-support) permits facing and boring operations to be performed, if it is used to support and guide the freely rotating end of the part (see Fig. 12).”
“The tailstock is used as a counter-holding device for turning long workpieces or for drilling,”
“The apron and the tailstock are movable and are led on the lathe bed.”
“· The tailstock quill is brought into working position (Fig. 14) whereby special attention must be given to quill cleanliness.”
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