headshell

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

head +‎ shell

Noun[edit]

headshell ‎(plural headshells)

  1. (music) A component of a record player that is attached to the end of a turntable arm. The cartridge is bolted to it.
  2. (computing) A component of a Sun server, used to connect a console between two Sun machines. It is made up of a DB-25 male connector with a normal Cat-5 ethernet cable connecting to another DB-25 male connector.