Definition of tailstock in English:

tailstock

noun

  • The adjustable part of a lathe holding the fixed spindle.

    • ‘A camlock makes it much more convenient to move the mini-lathe's tailstock to clear chips when drilling deep holes.’
    • ‘The fixture has a dividing head on the left and a tailstock on the right.’
    • ‘I modified the tailstock on my Homier 7x12 minilathe by adding a handle to the nut that locks the tailstock in place.’
    • ‘Through the use of CNC tailstocks, the machine is capable of handling various shaft lengths.’
    • ‘The first step was to chuck it up in the lathe and, using an end mill in the tailstock, remove the nipple portion (where the cap used to go).’

Pronunciation

tailstock

/ˈteɪlstɑk//ˈtālstäk/