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Definition of the noun headstock
What does headstock mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: headstocks
- 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)
Alternative definition of the noun headstock
- A part of a machine (such as a lathe or drill) that supports a rotating part
- A beam that supports a bell
- A clamp that restrains a cow by the neck
- The part of a guitar that holds the tensioning screws of the strings
- 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.
- 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)
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Headstock
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The 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).
Form 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 ...
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 ...
Encyclopaedia 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Ultimate Visual Dictionary (2017)
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
The 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 ...
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 ...
The 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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Early stages of the devycaster, before lacquering.
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Note the small volute. Three-piece neck, five-piece headstock.
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Mother of pearl logo shines warmly golden beneath the original yellowed lacquer. The original white plastic nut was replaced with handcut bone in the late '70s. A refret was also done at that time and is now outfitted with rounded-profile medium-height jumbo frets measuring 2.73mm (.107") wide.
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The beautiful engraved headstock of the Weymann mandolin.
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- Headstock of Steinberger Sceptre electric guitar
These tuners are a work of genius - instead of winding the string around the tuner post, you thread the string through the post, but then clamp it tightly down using the knurled screws on top (here, facing the camera). Following this, you turn the tuner (behind the headstock), which pulls the post down into the headstock, thus tensioning the string.
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- Oud Headstock
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- Les Paul guitar headstock
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- Maton headstock
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- Fender Esquire Headstock
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- Headstock Ear defenders
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- Fender headstock and amp
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- Fender Stratocaster Headstock
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- Takamine Headstock
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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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