axle

[Ax┬Ěle]

An axle is a rod around which a wheel moves or rotates. The front wheels of your car sit on an axle, turning around it as the car moves.

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The pin or spindle on which a wheel revolves, or which revolves with a wheel.

Noun
a shaft on which a wheel rotates


n.
The pin or spindle on which a wheel revolves, or which revolves with a wheel.

n.
A transverse bar or shaft connecting the opposite wheels of a car or carriage; an axletree.

n.
An axis; as, the sun's axle.


Axle

Ax"le , n. [OE. axel, exel, shoulder, AS. axl; akin to AS. eax axle, Sw. & Dan. axel shoulder, ~, G. achse axle, achsel shoulder, L. axis axle, Gr. , Skr. aksha, L. axilla shoulder joint: cf. F. essieu, axle, OF. aissel, fr. dim. of L. axis. . Cf. 2d Axis.] 1. The pin or spindle on which a wheel revolves, or which revolves with a wheel. 2. A transverse bar or shaft connecting the opposite wheels of a car or carriage; an axletree. 3. An axis; as, the sun's axle.
Had from her axle torn The steadfast earth.
&hand; Railway axles are called leading and trailing from their position in the front or in the rear of a car or truck respectively.

The pin or spindle on which a wheel revolves, or which revolves with a wheel.

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It's hard now to imagine that kind of travel and the daily tasks they simply took for granted. If a wagon axle broke, you had to stop and carve a new one. To cross a river, you sometimes had to build a raft.

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