Definition of tailstock in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈteɪlstɒk


  • The adjustable part of a lathe holding the fixed spindle.
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    • 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.

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