Tail-stock

tailstock

[teyl-stok]
noun
a movable or sliding support for the dead center of a lathe or grinder.

Origin:
1860–65; tail1 + stock

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tailstock (ˈteɪlˌstɒk)
 
n
a casting that slides on the bed of a lathe in alignment with the headstock and is locked in position to support the free end of a workpiece

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