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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Headstock \Head"stock`\ (-st[o^]k`), n. (Mach.)
A part (usually separate from the bed or frame) for
supporting some of the principal working parts of a machine;
(a) 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.
(b) The part of a planing machine that supports the cutter,
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: 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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