headstock

noun
head·​stock | \ ˈhed-ˌstäk How to pronounce headstock (audio) \

Definition of headstock

: a bearing or pedestal for a revolving or moving part specifically : a part of a lathe that holds the revolving spindle and its attachments

Examples of headstock in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 Gibbs said the headstock has been repaired, and one of the four volume/tone knobs is missing. David Lindquist, The Indianapolis Star, 22 Oct. 2020 The high-output pickups are tuned for a more modern tone while still retaining the classic style and playability of the original, and the headstock is finished with a classic ’60s-era logo on the front. Popular Science, 20 Aug. 2020 The average electric bass measures at about 35 inches from the headstock to the bridge, and its formidable size and weight can prove difficult to maneuver in certain situations, especially for beginners or when traveling. Popular Science, 19 June 2020 The Squier has a single-action truss rod with the nut oriented at the headstock, but the nut could be flush with the body. Henry Robertson, Popular Mechanics, 7 Dec. 2018 As part of their restoration, the bells will get new clappers — a piece of iron that hangs inside the bell to create a tone — as well as headstocks, Sunderlin said. Jennifer Johnson, chicagotribune.com, 2 July 2018

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First Known Use of headstock

1688, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

8 Sep 2021

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“Headstock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/headstock. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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