One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1The part of a lathe, grinding machine, etc., opposite the headstock, typically featuring a centre for supporting the work and capable of being moved toward or away from the headstock; = "tail-stock". Now rare.
2The sturdy, typically rigid base of an ice or roller skate to which the blade or rollers are attached.
Mid 16th century (in an earlier sense). From foot + stock.
foot stock/ˈfʊt stɒk/
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