axle

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noun ax·le \ˈak-səl\

Definition of axle

  1. 1 a :  a pin or shaft on or with which a wheel or pair of wheels revolves b (1) :  a fixed bar or beam with bearings at its ends on which wheels (as of a cart) revolve (2) :  the spindle of such a beam

  2. 2 archaic :  axis

Origin and Etymology of axle

Middle English axel- (as in axeltre)


First Known Use: 14th century

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AXLE Defined for English Language Learners

axle

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noun ax·le \ˈak-səl\

Definition of axle for English Language Learners

  • : a bar on which a wheel or a pair of wheels turns


AXLE Defined for Kids

axle

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noun ax·le \ˈak-səl\

Definition of axle for Students

  1. :  a pin or shaft on or with which a wheel or pair of wheels turns


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