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Meaning of AXLE

Pronunciation:  'aksul

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a shaft on which a wheel rotates

AXLE is a 4 letter word that starts with A.


 See Also: dead axle, driving axle, journal, live axle, shaft, wheeled vehicle



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ax"le\ ([a^]ks"'l), n. [OE. axel, exel, shoulder, AS.
eaxl; akin to AS. eax axle, Sw. & Dan. axel shoulder, axle,
G. achse axle, achsel shoulder, L. axis axle, Gr. 'a`xwn,
Skr. aksha, L. axilla shoulder joint: cf. F. essieu, axle,
OF. aissel, fr. dim. of L. axis. [root]205. Cf. 2d {Axis}.]
1. The pin or spindle on which a wheel revolves, or which
   revolves with a wheel.

2. A transverse bar or shaft connecting the opposite wheels
   of a car or carriage; an axletree.

3. An axis; as, the sun's axle.

         Had from her axle torn The steadfast earth.

Note: Railway axles are called leading and trailing from
      their position in the front or in the rear of a car or
      truck respectively.

Computing Dictionary

An early string processing language. Program consists of an assertion table which specifies patterns, and an imperative table which specifies replacements. "AXLE: An Axiomatic Language for String Transformations", K. Cohen et al, CACM 8(11):657-661 (Nov 1965).