axletree

[ak-suh l-tree]
noun
  1. a bar, fixed crosswise under an animal-drawn vehicle, with a rounded spindle at each end upon which a wheel rotates.

Origin of axletree

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at axle, tree
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axletree

noun
  1. a bar fixed across the underpart of a wagon or carriage that has rounded ends on which the wheels revolve
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