What does axle mean?

axle meaning in General Dictionary

The pin or spindle which a wheel revolves or which revolves with a wheel

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  • a shaft upon which a wheel rotates
  • The pin or spindle upon which a wheel revolves, or which revolves with a wheel.
  • A transverse bar or shaft connecting the opposite tires of a automobile or carriage; an axletree.
  • An axis; because, the sun's rays's axle.

axle meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"pole or pin upon which a wheel revolves," Middle English axel-, from some mixture of Old English eax and Old Norse


axle meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) The pin or spindle upon which a wheel revolves, or which revolves with a wheel.

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  • (n.) A transverse bar or shaft linking the exact opposite rims of an automobile or carriage; an axletree.
  • (letter.) An axis; as, the sunlight's axle.

Sentence Examples with the word axle

Hence if all the energy supplied to the train is utilized at one axle there is the fundamental relation RV (I) Continuing the above arithmetical illustration, if the wheels to the axle of which the torque is applied are 4 ft.

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