headstock

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noun head·stock \ˈhed-ˌstäk\

Definition of headstock

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

1688

First Known Use of headstock

1688

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