A figure skater performing an axel jump.
axel definition by Webster's New World
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a jump in figure skating in which the skater takes off from one skate, does one and a half turns in the air, and lands on the other skate, facing in the opposite direction but moving in the same direction
Origin: after Axel Paulsen (1865-1938), Norwegian figure skater
axel definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A jump in figure skating that is initiated from the outer forward edge of one skate, followed by one and one-half midair turns and a return to the outer backward edge of the other skate.
Origin: After Axel Paulsen (1856-1938), Norwegian figure skater.