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Definition of the noun headstock

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noun - plural: headstocks

  1. the stationary support in a machine or power tool that supports and drives a revolving part (as a chuck or the spindle on a lathe)
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: support = any device that bears the weight of another thing

Alternative definition of the noun headstock


  1. A part of a machine (such as a lathe or drill) that supports a rotating part
  2. A beam that supports a bell
  3. A clamp that restrains a cow by the neck
  4. The part of a guitar that holds the tensioning screws of the strings


  1. Headstock or peghead is a part of guitar or similar stringed instrument. The main function of a headstock is holding the instrument's strings. Strings go from the bridge past the nut and are usually fixed on machine heads on the headstock. Machine heads are used to tune the guitar by adjusting the tension of strings and, consequentially, the pitch of sound they produce.
  2. Headstock: A headstock of a rail vehicle is a transverse structural member located at the extreme end of the vehicle's underframe. The headstock supports the coupling at that end of the vehicle, and may also support buffers, in which case it may also be known as a buffer beam. The headstocks form part of the underframe of a locomotive or a railroad car. The headstocks of locomotives, railcars and cabcars also support headlamps and the hoses for air brakes, vacuum brakes as well as the cables for train control and head end power.
    • also known as Headstock (rolling stock)

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Google previewThe Ontario Craft Beer Guide (2016)

by Robin LeBlanc, Jordan St. John

Headstock is a rather high ABV IPA at 7%, containing flavours of mango, lychee, orange, and pine, with a slight caramel flavour (4.5). Le Paysan Saison has a lot of lemon, papaya, and sweet malts, with notes of coriander and pepper (4).

Google previewForm as Revolt (2016)

Carl Einstein and the Ground of Modern Art by Sebastian Zeidler

The guitar headstock is an oneiric vision, a looming ziggurat glimpsed from below in a moonlight haze as if from hundreds of yards away. The bottle is a Kantian visual category right out of Kahnweiler, an engineer's diagram that pares the ...

Google previewDesign Computing and Cognition '08 (2008)

Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Design Computing and Cognition by John S. Gero, Ashok K. Goel

headstock is the area of the guitar at the end of the neck where the strings are fixed and tuned; (5) neck is the long narrow part of ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana; Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge on an Original Plan Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings Edited by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose (1845)

Mixed sciences, vol. 6

Near the headstock is a small shelf, on which the treader keeps a supply of vessels. to prevent delay to the turner. The engine lather are constructed with the collar step, readily movable horizontally by a spring, between two check screws, and ...

Google previewThe Classification of Patents (1915)

by United States. Patent Office

class to receive steam-engines, for the reason that the lathe is a whole of which the headstock is a part, and the locomotive is an organization of which the engine is an element. But the headstock subclass is not superior necessarily to the ...

Google previewEncyclopædia Metropolitana; Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge ... (1845)

Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose

Near the headstock is a small shelf, on which the treader keeps a supply of vessels, to prevent delay to the turner. The engine lathes are constructed with the collar step, readily movable horizontally by a spring, between two check screws ...

Google previewUltimate Visual Dictionary (2017)

by DK

GUITARS EXAMPLES OF ACOUSTIC GUITARS Rose Sound hole String Machine head Hollow COMPONENTS OF AN ACOUSTIC GUITAR body Machine heads Truss rod Bridge Top E string Nut cover Screws Headstock Neck Scratchplate ...

Google previewEncyclopedic Dictionary of Industrial Technology (2012)

Materials, Processes and Equipment by David F. Tver

Stock is fed through the guide bushing to the tools by means of a sliding headstock, which grips and carries it by means of a collet feed mechanism. Sliding headstock as well as the five radial tools are traversed by individual cam action.

Google previewThe Watch & Clock Makers' Handbook, Dictionary and Guide (1896)

by Frederick James Britten

bar, one of which may be changed for a headstock, the headstock having u hole running through its base to suit the bar, which ...

Google previewHenley's Encyclopaedia of Practical Engineering and Allied Trades ... (1908)

The headstock has provision by hand- wheel b for adjustments in the vertical direction, and by hand-wheel c in the transverse direction, the latter to bring the cutter over the centre of the work. The spindle can be swung to any angle up to 25c ...

Google previewAn Encyclopedia of the History of Technology (2002)

by Ian McNeil

1835, incorporated an improved cutter spindle support and vertical adjustment to the headstock. Frederick Howe was trained in the Gay Silver shop and whenhe joined Robbins &Lawrence in 1847 hebuilta production millingmachine basedon ...

Google previewThe car builders' dictionary (1906)

an illustrated vocabulary of terms which designate American railroad cars, their parts, attachments, and details of construction, with definitions and illustrations of typical British practice in car construction. Six thousand three hundred and forty-four illustrations. 1906 ed. Comp. for the Master car builders' association by Master Car Builders' Association

Headstock (British). American equivalent, end sill. The transverse end member of the Underframe, which see. It is pierced transversely in the center for the drawgear, and the buffing gear is carried near the ends. Headstock and Diagonal Knee ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Heavy Metal Music (2009)

by William Phillips, Brian Cogan

The Flying V featured a “V” or arrow-shaped design and a triangular headstock shape. The Explorer, for its part, had an offset body and that was radical in its own way with a wedge-shaped body and a jutting fin-shaped lower cutaway, and an ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1902)

Latest Edition. A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General Literature by Thomas Spencer Baynes

end so that the work could be attached to it was a tolerably obvious mode of effecting it, a "headstock" resembling fig. 4 being the result But the discarding of the dead-centre point and the substitution of a front bearing — a step which was ...

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Scrabble value of H4E1A1D2S1T1O1C3K5

The value of this 9-letter word is 19 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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