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axel

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noun, often capitalized ax·el \ˈak-səl, ˈäk-\

Definition of axel

  1. :  a jump in figure skating from the outer forward edge of one skate with 112 turns taken in the air and a return to the outer backward edge of the other skate



Origin and Etymology of axel

Axel Paulsen †1938 Norwegian figure skater


First Known Use: 1930


Axel

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biographical name Ax·el \ˈak-səl\

Definition of Axel

  1. Richard 1946–     Am. biochem.




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