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A jump in figure skating that is initiated from the outer forward edge of one skate, followed by one and one-half midair turns and a return to the outer backward edge of the other skate.

[After Axel Paulsen (1856-1938), Norwegian figure skater.]


(Ice Skating) skating a jump in which the skater takes off from the forward outside edge of one skate, makes one and a half, two and a half, or three and a half turns in the air, and lands on the backward outside edge of the other skate
[C20: named after Axel Paulsen (1855–1938), Norwegian skater]


(ˈæk səl)

a figure skating jump in which the skater leaps from the front outer edge of one skate into the air to make 1½ rotations of the body and lands on the back outer edge of the other skate.
[1925–30; after Axel Paulsen (1855–1938), Norwegian figure skater]


, axle - Axel is the figure-skating jump; axle is the pin or rod between two wheels.
See also related terms for wheels.
References in classic literature ?
Victor and Axel said that we'd have a drink before we started on our long walk.
Axel and I interfered as peacemakers, were roughed and jostled in the mix-ups, and finally, with infinite precaution and intoxicated cunning, succeeded in inveigling our chum down to the boat and in rowing him aboard our schooner.
But Axel and I wanted to see more of shore, and away we went, leaving Victor snoring.
Ashore, snugly ensconced in a Japanese house of entertainment, Axel and I compared bruises, and over a comfortable drink talked of the afternoon's happenings.
And after the place was half wrecked, and we had agreed to pay the damage, leaving Victor partly subdued and showing symptoms of lapsing into a comatose state, Axel and I wandered away in quest of a quieter drinking-place.
The governor never issued the order to clear the streets, and Axel and I wandered on from drink to drink.
Victor got over his lunacy, rejoined Axel and me, and after that we caroused somewhat more discreetly.
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Heroic service dog Axel was recently denied permission to accompany Captain Jason Haag as they were about to board the an American Airlines airplane for home.
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