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Webster 1913 Edition


Axle

Ax′le

(ăks′’l)
,
Noun.
[OE.
axel
,
exel
, shoulder, AS.
eaxl
; akin to AS.
eax
axle, Sw. & Dan.
axel
shoulder, axle, G.
achse
axle,
achsel
shoulder, L.
axis
axle, Gr.
ἄξων
, Skr.
aksha
, L.
axilla
shoulder joint: cf. F.
essieu
, axle, OF.
aissel
, fr. dim. of L.
axis
. √205. 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.
Milton.
☞ Railway axles are called leading and trailing from their position in the front or in the rear of a car or truck respectively.

Webster 1828 Edition


Axle

AX'LE

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Definition 2022


axle

axle

English

Noun

axle (plural axles)

  1. (obsolete) Shoulder.

Etymology 2

A combination of Old English eax and Old Norse öxull.

Noun

axle (plural axles)

  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.
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