Definition of axle in English:


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


  • A rod or spindle (either fixed or rotating) passing through the centre of a wheel or group of wheels: the exhaust pipe corrodes around the bend which goes over the rear axle on motor cars [as modifier]: axle grease North American railways operate cars at much higher 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, pin, pivot; mandrel


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

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