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Definitions of axle

  1. a shaft on which a wheel rotates Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The pin or spindle on which a wheel revolves, or which revolves with a wheel. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A transverse bar or shaft connecting the opposite wheels of a car or carriage; an axletree. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. An axis; as, the sun's axle. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. The cross-bar or spindle of a vehicle on which the wheels turn. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. The shaft on which a wheel turns. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. A shaft or spindle on which a wheel turns. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. A piece of timber, or bar of iron, which passes through the centre of a wheel, and on which it revolves. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. The wooden or iron bar round the ends of which wheels can turn; in bot., the central portion of the young plant whence the plumule and radicle are given off; the central organ-bearing buds. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. An early string processing language in which aprogram consists of an "assertion table" specifying patternsand an "imperative table" specifying replacements.["AXLE: An Axiomatic Language for String Transformations",K. Cohen et al, CACM 8(11):657-661, Nov 1965]. foldoc_fs
  11. aks'l, AXLE-TREE, aks'l-tr[=e], n. the pin or rod in the nave of a wheel on which the wheel turns: a pivot or support of any kind; the imaginary line of ancient cosmographers on which a planet revolved.--adj. AX'LED. [More prob. Norse öxull than a dim. from A.S. eax.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  12. Spindle upon or with which wheel revolves; (in carriages, prop.) slender ends of a.-tree (whole bar connecting wheels), (loosely) a.-tree; wheel& a., a mechanical power; a.-box (in which ends of aa. revolve); a. -journal, polished end of a. revolving under bearing in a.-box. Hence axled a. [old Norse] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  13. [L.] An axis. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  14. A cylindrical shaft on which a wheel or other body turns, or which turns with the wheel on the bearings. An axis is a geometrical abstraction, an axle its concrete realization. (Shaft.) Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  15. n. [Anglo-Saxon] A transverse bar connecting the naves of the opposite wheels of a carriage. Cabinet Dictionary
  16. The pin which passes through the midst of the wheel, on which the circumvolutions of the wheel are performed. Complete Dictionary

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