Axle meaning

ăksəl
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A supporting shaft or member on or with which a wheel or a set of wheels revolves.
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A rod on which a wheel turns, or one connected to a wheel so that they turn together.
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(obsolete) Shoulder.
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The pin or spindle on which a wheel revolves, or which revolves with a wheel.
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A transverse bar or shaft connecting the opposite wheels of a car or carriage; an axletree.
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An axis; as, the Sun’s axle.
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Origin of axle

  • Middle English axel from Old Norse öxull

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English axle, eaxle, from Old English eaxl (“shoulder, armpit”), from Proto-Germanic *ahslō (“shoulder”), from Proto-Indo-European *aḱs- (“armpit”). Cognate with Eastern Frisian acsle (“shoulder”), Dutch oksel (“armpit”), German Achsel (“armpit”), Swedish axel (“shoulder”), Latin axilla (“armpit”), Latin axis (“axle”), Greek άξονας (áxonas, “axle”), Sanskrit अक्ष (ákṣa, “axle”), Sanskrit कक्ष (kakṣá, “room, armpit”), Russian ось (os', “axle”).

    From Wiktionary

  • A combination of Old English eax and Old Norse öxull.

    From Wiktionary