Last modified on 9 November 2014, at 12:41

headstock

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

head +‎ stock

NounEdit

headstock (plural headstocks)

  1. (mining) A headframe.
  2. A part of a machine (such as a lathe or drill) that supports a rotating part
    • 1913, DH Lawrence, Sons and Lovers, chapter 6
      It was a beautiful day. At Brinsley pit the white steam melted slowly in the sunshine of a soft blue sky; the wheels of the headstocks twinkled high up; the screen, shuffling its coal into the trucks, made a busy noise.
  3. A beam that supports a bell.
  4. A clamp that restrains a cow by the neck.
  5. The part of a guitar that holds the tensioning screws of the strings.