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 for Headstock
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;
     as:
     (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,
         etc.
         [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  headstock
      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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