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tailstock

Syllabification: tail·stock
Pronunciation: /ˈtālstäk
 
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Definition of tailstock in English:

noun

The adjustable part of a lathe holding the fixed spindle.
Example sentences
  • The first step was to chuck it up in the lathe and, using an end mill in the tailstock, remove the nipple portion (where the cap used to go).
  • Through the use of CNC tailstocks, the machine is capable of handling various shaft lengths.
  • The fixture has a dividing head on the left and a tailstock on the right.

Words that rhyme with tailstock

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