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ax·le

 (ăk′səl)
n.
1. A supporting shaft or member on or with which a wheel or a set of wheels revolves.
2.
a. The spindle of an axletree.
b. Either end of an axletree.

[Middle English axel, from Old Norse öxull.]

axle

(ˈæksəl)
n
(Mechanical Engineering) a bar or shaft on which a wheel, pair of wheels, or other rotating member revolves
[C17: from Old Norse öxull; related to German Achse; see axis1]

ax•le

(ˈæk səl)

n.
1. the pin or shaft on which or by means of which a wheel or pair of wheels rotates.
2. the spindle at either end of an axletree.
3. an axletree.
[before 900; Old English eaxl shoulder, crossbeam, c. Old Saxon ahsla, Old High German ahsala, Old Norse ǫxl shoulder]
axel, axle - Axel is the figure-skating jump; axle is the pin or rod between two wheels.
See also related terms for wheels.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.axle - a shaft on which a wheel rotatesaxle - a shaft on which a wheel rotates  
dead axle - an axle that carries a wheel but without power to drive it
journal - the part of the axle contained by a bearing
driving axle, live axle - the axle of a self-propelled vehicle that provides the driving power
shaft - a long rod or pole (especially the handle of an implement or the body of a weapon like a spear or arrow)
wheeled vehicle - a vehicle that moves on wheels and usually has a container for transporting things or people; "the oldest known wheeled vehicles were found in Sumer and Syria and date from around 3500 BC"

axle

noun shaft, pin, rod, axis, pivot, spindle, arbor, mandrel The engine, gearbox and black axle needed to be replaced.
Translations
مِحْوَر الدّولابمِحْوَرُ العَجَلَة
nápravaosa
aksel
akseli
osovina
tengely
öxull
車軸
rato ašis
ass
axel
แกน เพลา
dingiltekerlek miliaks
trục xe

axle

[ˈæksl]
A. Neje m, árbol m, flecha f (Mex)
B. CPD axle shaft Npalier m

axle

[ˈæksəl] n (also axle-tree) → essieu m

axle

nAchse f

axle

:
axle bearing
nAchslager nt
axle box
nAchsgehäuse nt
axle grease
nAchs(en)fett nt
axle housing
nAchsgehäuse nt
axle load
nAchslast f
axle pin
nAchs(en)nagel m
axletree
nAchswelle f

axle

[ˈæksl] n (of wheel) → semiasse m (also axletree) → asse m

axle

(ˈӕksl) noun
the rod on which a wheel turns. the back axle of the car.

axle

مِحْوَرُ العَجَلَة náprava aksel Achse άξονας eje akseli essieu osovina asse 車軸 as aksel eixo ось axel แกน เพลา dingil trục xe 轮轴
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This magnet is sustained by a very strong axle of adamant passing through its middle, upon which it plays, and is poised so exactly that the weakest hand can turn it.
The electricity produced passes forward, where it works, by electro-magnets of great size, on a system of levers and cog-wheels that transmit the movement to the axle of the screw.
The naves of the wheels were silver, turning round the axle upon either side.
The coachman obeyed, flogged his mules, and the heavy carriage rocked upon its creaking axle, whilst the king of France, alone, cast down, annihilated, did not dare to look either behind or before him.
After loading there was a long delay before the horses were brought, these having been unharnessed during the ridding; but at length, about two o'clock, the whole was under way, the cooking-pot swinging from the axle of the waggon, Mrs Durbeyfield and family at the top, the matron having in her lap, to prevent injury to its works, the head of the clock, which, at any exceptional lurch of the waggon, struck one, or one-and-a-half, in hurt tones.
They were backing and wheeling as a grain-cart's axle caught them by the horns.
Yes," said Charles, getting rather red; "and whoever's driven it hasn't cleaned it properly, for there's mud on the axle.
It is a stiff place, and I feel as though I were bogged up to the axle.
Then he moved in his bonds, and his furious exertions made the ancient wheel of the pillory shriek on its axle.
Do not put all your goods in hallow ships; leave the greater part behind, and put the lesser part on board; for it is a bad business to meet with disaster among the waves of the sea, as it is bad if you put too great a load on your waggon and break the axle, and your goods are spoiled.
They passed a rancher's wagon overturned, a second wagon with a broken axle, and the stage a hundred yards down the mountainside, where it had fallen, passengers, horses, road, and all.
To make them run easily and swiftly, the axles of carriages are anointed; and for much the same purpose, some whalers perform an analogous operation upon their boat; they grease the bottom.