compound rest


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compound rest

[′käm‚pau̇nd ′rest]
(mechanical engineering)
A principal component of a lathe consisting of a base and an upper part dovetailed together; the base is graduated in degrees and can be swiveled to any angle; the upper part includes the tool post and tool holder.
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The most clamped devices of tools for lathe are heads of toolholder on a compound rest with positioning plate in four positions [Rieti et al, 1984].
Tool Post: The tool post is mounted on the compound rest.
Plemper says the effectiveness of the compound rests in its ability to stimulate an immune response in the ferrets when the virus is already present and replicating.