Head"stock` (?), n. Mach.

A part (usually separate from the bed or frame) for supporting some of the principal working parts of a machine

; as: (a)

The part of a lathe that holds the revolving spindle and its attachments; -- also called poppet head, the opposite corresponding part being called a tailstock.


The part of a planing machine that supports the cutter, etc.


© Webster 1913.