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2 definitions found
 for Tailstock
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tailstock \Tail"stock`\, n.
     The sliding block or support, in a lathe, which carries the
     dead spindle, or adjustable center. The headstock supports
     the live spindle.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  tailstock
      n 1: 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

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