Definition of axel in English:

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axel

Pronunciation: /ˈaksəl/
(also Axel)

noun

Figure Skating
A jump with a forward takeoff from the forward outside edge of one skate to the backward outside edge of the other, with one and a half turns in the air.
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.

Words that rhyme with axel

axle

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: ax·el

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