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headstock

Line breaks: head|stock
Pronunciation: /ˈhɛdstɒk
 
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Definition of headstock in English:

noun

1A set of bearings in a machine, supporting a revolving part.
Example sentences
  • The latest electric bike does look quite spiffy, with a mountain bike chassis and a large battery which drops into the downtube from the headstock.
  • Lift the front of the bike up so the front wheel is off the ground and check there is not excessive play in the headstock.
  • The ladder arms are brought together at the front and angled up to become the headstock for the motorcycle forks, which are kept at a more vertical angle to allow for the extremely sharp turns.
2The widened piece at the end of the neck of a guitar, to which the tuning pegs are fixed.
Example sentences
  • Tonal vomit choked out of guitar headstocks, shrieks were speared and tossed - fish fished for and forgotten in retreat.
  • Evil Jared lit up a small torch on his guitar's headstock while marching like a goose-stepping Nazi soldier.
  • Fretless electric basses were introduced in 1966 by Ampeg, and ‘headless’ models, with the headstock removed and tuners set in the body, were introduced in 1979 by Ned Steinberger.

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