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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The adjustable head of a lathe which supports the back or dead-center.
  • n. In mining, the pulley-frame or head-gear over a shaft, supporting, the pulleys over which the ropes used in winding or hoisting pass. Also called pulley-frame, shaft-tackle, head-gear, head-stocks, and pit-head frame.


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