Origin of axle
Related Words for axlegudgeon, shaft, pin, support, rod, stem, pole, stalk, pivot, spindle, axis, mandrel, arbor
Examples from the Web for axle
Contemporary Examples of axle
When we finally made it into the village, the axle on one of our trucks split in half.A Man to Believe In: Eulogy for Marine Master Sergeant Aaron Torian
March 5, 2014
This intricate sequence wrapped us around the axle more than once during design and testing in the years preceding launch.Curiosity’s Mars Landing Narrated Moment by Moment by Flight Director Keith Comeaux
August 7, 2012
The success of the whole structure was extremely sensitive to the size of the axle.The Hardest Part of Inventing the Wheel? Not the Round Part.
March 15, 2012
Historical Examples of axle
Upon the axle of the winding pulley there is a break pulley, p.
And when he turned the corner, there lay the missing piece from the axle by the city wall.
He looked more closely, and the axle of his cart had disappeared.
And then he realized that the pear-tree which the bonze had chopped down must have been his axle.
She released the jack under the axle, and the wheel dropped to the ground.The Law-Breakers
- a bar or shaft on which a wheel, pair of wheels, or other rotating member revolves
Word Origin for axle
Word Origin and History for axle
"pole or pin upon which a wheel revolves," Middle English axel-, from some combination of Old English eax and Old Norse öxull "axis," both from Proto-Germanic *akhsulaz (cf. Old English eaxl, Old Saxon ahsla, Old High German ahsala, German Achsel "shoulder"), from PIE *aks- "axis" (see axis). Found only in compound axle-tree before 14c.