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headstock

[hed-stok] /ˈhɛdˌstɒk/
noun
1.
the part of a machine containing or directly supporting the moving or working parts, as the assembly supporting and driving the live spindle in a lathe.
Origin
1725-1735
1725-35; head + stock
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British Dictionary definitions for head-stock

headstock

/ˈhɛdˌstɒk/
noun
1.
the part of a machine that supports and transmits the drive to the chuck Compare tailstock
2.
the wooden or metal block on which a church bell is hung
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