Definition of axle in English:


Syllabification: ax·le
Pronunciation: /ˈaksəl


A rod or spindle (either fixed or rotating) passing through the center of a wheel or group of wheels: [as modifier]: axle grease axle loads
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  • There'd have to be changes there: in the boilers, the pistons, the axles and wheels… rebuild the whole thing.
  • The frame, in turn, features an oscillating front axle and pivoting rear tandem axles.
  • Independent rear axles are similar to front axle of a front wheel drive car.
shaft, spindle, rod, arbor, mandrel, pivot


Middle English (originally axle-tree): from Old Norse ǫxultré.

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