Definition of diestock in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdīstäk/


A hand tool used in the cutting of external screw threads, consisting of a holder for the die that is turned using long handles.
Example sentences
  • Offerings covered a wide range, including a large selection of old books on tools and trades, many Stanley items, a good variety of wooden planes, and a finely engraved eighteenth-century diestock.
  • On the outside of the diestock the ultimately leaving liquid can be collected by suitable means, not shown.
  • Some systems have a pistol that can take up to ten screws and, as a diestock is not required, insertion is very easy, meaning that operative time is reduced considerably.

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Syllabification: die·stock

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