a jump performed by a skater leaping from the front outer edge of one skate into the air to make 1½ rotations of the body and landing on the back outer edge of the other skate.
- axel , axle
Other definitions for Axel (2 of 2)
a male given name.
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How to use axel in a sentence
Her teammate, Wakaba Higuchi — who landed a triple axel in her short and long programs at the Olympics, the first to pull off this feat since Mao Asada in 2014 — is also in contention for a medal.Russia’s Figure Skating Ban Will Reverberate For Years To Come | Dvora Meyers | March 21, 2022 | FiveThirtyEight
Liu, who won her first senior national championship at age 13 with a triple axel and a stunning array of other triple jumps, has grown several inches in the past two years and hasn’t been as consistent in landing them.Olympic Women’s Figure Skating Short Program Proceeds Under Shadow of Russian Doping Controversy | Alice Park | February 15, 2022 | Time
Despite being in eighth place after the short program, Hanyu had a weapon that could have propelled him to the medals podium—a quadruple axel.
She executed a perfectly balanced short program, which highlighted her elegant and balletic lines as well as her technical prowess with a textbook triple axel, a triple flip and a triple Lutz-triple toe loop jump combination.U.S. Enters Team Skating Finals in Medal Position at Beijing Olympics | Alice Park | February 6, 2022 | Time
As axel, Danielsen Lie explores the virile fragility of male middle age, the way hard-earned confidence and success are never enough to protect your heart.The Worst Person in the World Is a Gorgeous, Bittersweet—and Ruthless—Comedy | Stephanie Zacharek | February 4, 2022 | Time
Four prisoners, axel and Oscar (who turned out to be good guys) and Tomas and Andrew (thugs), all died as well.A Primer For ‘The Walking Dead’ Season Four Premiere | Melissa Leon | October 11, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
How did Obama pull off this political equivalent of a triple axel?Obama’s Plan to Announce Afghanistan Withdrawal at NATO Summit Is Shrewd Politics | Peter Beinart | May 21, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Is an Adrian or an Austin more likely to be sensitive; an axel more of a renegade; an Andrew more of an old-fashioned guy?
From axel Olrik, though my debt to him is heavy, I find myself differing on several questions.Beowulf | R. W. Chambers
And she seemed to like Sir axel's company—as, indeed, most people would.Mrs. Maxon Protests | Anthony Hope
But Sir axel and his assiduity enhanced her value and buttressed her independence.Mrs. Maxon Protests | Anthony Hope
Now axel Martini had taken part in the “May-combat” this year, and had come off victorious.Royal Highness | Thomas Mann
Something tells me that things won't be right between axel and me again.Plays: Comrades; Facing Death; Pariah; Easter | August Strindberg
British Dictionary definitions for axel
skating a jump in which the skater takes off from the forward outside edge of one skate, makes one and a half, two and a half, or three and a half turns in the air, and lands on the backward outside edge of the other skate
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