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 +<< [[contents:​index| Dictionary Index]] << [[contents:​h|Definitions under H]]
 +====== Head ======
 +That part of a wooden press in which the nut of the [[s:​spindle|spindle]] is fixed; it has a tenon at each end which fit into long mortises in the [[c:​cheeks|cheeks]],​ not tightly, but sufficiently so to prevent lateral motion; and it is suspended from the [[c:​cap|cap]] by two long iron bolts, which go through the head and the cap, above which are iron washers and screws by which to lower the head, or screw it up tighter.
 +The head is usually made of elm. The whole of the pressure in the process of printing is between the head and the winter. ​