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At 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 4, crowds and competitors will gather in the parking lot to see who, if anyone, can make it to the top off an old wooden utility pole covered in axle grease.
With a bathroom, kitchenette, and sleeping area compacted in the small frame, the abode is based on a single-axle trailer and weighs 4,500 pounds.
Behind an old fire station in the Airport Heights neighborhood, traffic engineers are testing several sets of raised bumps with grooves in the middle that allow a wide-axle fire truck to pass through.
Distracted, Munson slammed into the front of the police car hard enough to break an axle on her white VW Passat.
MOHAI is considering how to illuminate buttons, gauges and graphics, where operators monitored the devices’ 56 hydraulic thrusters, the temperature, seal integrity around the axle bearing and nozzles that sprayed soil-softening slurries.
For a big jump in wheel size, install a rear axle with a higher ratio.
On Monday, subway officials said the derailment of a Q train in Brooklyn last week was caused by a maintenance failure related to wheels and an axle on a car.
What began with one of those can’t-miss teens and a road seemingly mapped rattled the axles with the potholes and treacherous shoulders the pro sports world loves to place in front of the can’t-missers.
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Origin and Etymology of axle
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of axle for English Language Learners
: a bar on which a wheel or a pair of wheels turns
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