Definition of axel in English:

axel

Line breaks: axel
Pronunciation: /ˈaks(ə)l
 
/

noun

A jump in skating from the forward outside edge of one skate to the backward outside edge of the other, with one (or more) and a half turns in the air.
More example sentences
  • I did some triple jumps, everything but the lutz and the axel.
  • He is also using the triple axel / triple toe loop in his long program and is working on the quadruple salchow and quadruple flip.
  • The second strategic mistake was the absence of a triple axel combination or quadruple toe loop attempt in the free skate.

Origin

1930s: named after Axel R. Paulsen (1885–1938), Norwegian skater.

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