The sliding block or support, in a lathe, which carries the dead spindle, or adjustable center. The headstock supports the live spindle.
The tailstock sits upon the ways of the lathe and can be moved to any position fore or aft. The tail stock quill has a Morse taper and can accommodate centers, drill chucks, and other tools.
support consisting of the movable part of a lathe that slides along the bed in alignment with the headstock and is locked into position to support the free end of the workpiece