Definition of axel
: a jump in figure skating from the outer forward edge of one skate with 11⁄2 turns taken in the air and a return to the outer backward edge of the other skate
Origin of axel
Axel Paulsen †1938 Norwegian figure skater
First Known Use: 1930
Definition of Axel
Richard 1946– Am. biochem.
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