headstock

noun

head·​stock ˈhed-ˌstäk How to pronounce headstock (audio)
: a bearing or pedestal for a revolving or moving part
specifically : a part of a lathe that holds the revolving spindle and its attachments

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The headstock bore the Gibson logo, but Van Halen was doubtful. Mark Yarm, The New Yorker, 4 Oct. 2021 Gibbs said the headstock has been repaired, and one of the four volume/tone knobs is missing. Claire Rafford, The Indianapolis Star, 14 Aug. 2021 Gibbs said the headstock has been repaired, and one of the four volume/tone knobs is missing. Claire Rafford, The Indianapolis Star, 14 Aug. 2021 On many signature model guitars, the artist’s signature is reproduced on the instrument’s headstock. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, 11 Sep. 2021 Gibbs said the headstock has been repaired, and one of the four volume/tone knobs is missing. Claire Rafford, The Indianapolis Star, 14 Aug. 2021 Gibbs said the headstock has been repaired, and one of the four volume/tone knobs is missing. Claire Rafford, The Indianapolis Star, 14 Aug. 2021 Gibbs said the headstock has been repaired, and one of the four volume/tone knobs is missing. Claire Rafford, The Indianapolis Star, 14 Aug. 2021 Gibbs said the headstock has been repaired, and one of the four volume/tone knobs is missing. Serena Puang, The Indianapolis Star, 13 Aug. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1688, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of headstock was in 1688

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“Headstock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/headstock. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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