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
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After a Sutter County fire truck arrived, crews threw a winch line down to the officer who wrapped it around the axel.
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Origin and Etymology of axel
Axel Paulsen †1938 Norwegian figure skater
First Known Use: 1930
Definition of Axel
Richard 1946– American biochemist
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