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tailstock

[teyl-stok] /ˈteɪlˌstɒk/
noun
1.
a movable or sliding support for the dead center of a lathe or grinder.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; tail1 + stock
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  • The work piece can slip into the chuck jaws and move away from the tailstock center, leaving it unsupported at the tailstock end.
  • The transducer is a source of heat, so the soak plate should be placed away from the tailstock.
British Dictionary definitions for tailstock

tailstock

/ˈteɪlˌstɒk/
noun
1.
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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