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A crossbar or rod supporting a vehicle, such as a cart, that has terminal spindles on which the wheels revolve.
[Blend of Middle English axel, axle; see axle, and Middle English axtre, axletree (ax from Old English eax + tre, tree; see tree).]
(Mechanical Engineering) a bar fixed across the underpart of a wagon or carriage that has rounded ends on which the wheels revolve
a bar, fixed crosswise under an animal-drawn vehicle, with a rounded spindle at each end upon which a wheel rotates.
[1250–1300; compare Old Norse ǫxultrē]
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|Noun||1.||axletree - a dead axle on a carriage or wagon that has terminal spindles on which the wheels revolve|
axle bar - an iron bar that serves as an axletree
cart - a heavy open wagon usually having two wheels and drawn by an animal
dead axle - an axle that carries a wheel but without power to drive it