Definition of axel in English:

axel

Syllabification: ax·el
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.
    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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