Axletree meaning

ăksəl-trē
A crossbar or rod supporting a vehicle, such as a cart, that has terminal spindles on which the wheels revolve.
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A bar connecting two opposite wheels of a carriage, wagon, etc.
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A bar or beam of wood or iron, connecting the opposite wheels of a carriage, on the ends of which the wheels revolve.
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A spindle or axle of a wheel.
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Origin of axletree

  • Blend of Middle English axel axle axle and Middle English axtre axletree (ax) (from Old English eax) (tre tree tree)

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

  • axle +‎ tree

    From Wiktionary