Definition of Tailstock

1. Noun. Support consisting of the movable part of a lathe that slides along the bed in alignment with the headstock and is locked into position to support the free end of the workpiece.

Generic synonyms: Support



Definition of Tailstock

1. n. The sliding block or support, in a lathe, which carries the dead spindle, or adjustable center. The headstock supports the live spindle.

Definition of Tailstock

1. Noun. The part of a lathe that holds the object being worked along its rotatory axis ¹

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Definition of Tailstock

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tailstock

tailpipes
tailplane
tailplanes
tailrace
tailraces
tails
tailskid
tailskids
tailslide
tailslides
tailspin
tailspinned
tailspinning
tailspins
tailspot
tailstock (current term)
tailstocks
tailstrike
tailwater
tailwaters
tailwheel
tailwhip
tailwhips
tailwind
tailwinds
tailwort
tailye
tailyes
tailzie
tailzies

Literary usage of Tailstock

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1. Machine Tool Operation by Henry D. Burghardt (1919)
"The tailstock.—The tailstock complete comprises the tailstock spindle; the tailstock slide in which is bored the housing for the spindle; the base which is ..."

2. Machine Tool Operation by Henry D. Burghardt (1922)
"For example, if it is necessary to change the position of the tailstock to ... The movement of the tailstock spindle to put in or remove the work is not ..."

3. Grinding and Lapping Tools: Processes and Fixtures; a Practical Treatise and by Joseph Vincent Woodworth (1907)
"SPECIAL CENTER FOR tailstock On plain grinders, grinding such work as Fig. ... The tailstock moves crossways of the grinder plates, and all adjustments for ..."

4. Practical Mechanical Drawing and Machine Design, Self Taught by Charles Westinghouse (1906)
"tailstock for 12-inch Lathe. Two views of this tailstock are shown in Fig. 171. On Fig. 176—Details of Surface Gauge. one of these views a few of the ..."

5. Popular Mechanics Shop Notes (1911)
"Setting Lathe tailstock for Turning Tapers It is sometimes necessary to figure the amount to set over the tailstock in turning a taper where there is no ..."

6. Machine Tools and Their Operation by Fred Herbert Colvin, Frank Arthur Stanley (1922)
"2 inch on a side, and we set the tailstock over 1/2 inch ... If the tailstock has been set over just ys inch, the outside will be the correct taper, ..."

7. Shop Mathematics: A Treatise on Applied Mathematics Dealing with Various by Erik Oberg, Franklin Day Jones (1920)
"When a lathe is not provided with a taper attachment, the tailstock center is set over from its central position an amount depending upon the amount of ..."

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