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Axle meaning

axle - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. The pin or spindle on which a wheel revolves, or which revolves with a wheel.
  2. 2. A transverse bar or shaft connecting the opposite wheels of a car or carriage; an axletree.
  3. 3. An axis; as, the sun's axle.
  4. 4. The cross- bar or spindle of a vehicle on which the wheels turn.
  5. 5. The shaft on which a wheel turns.

axle - examples of usage

  1. The giant coming out again began to stare at Tom, to see him take the wheel in one of his hands and the axle tree in the other.
  2. It had been disconnected, and the machinery of the mill removed years ago; but still the big paddle wheel rested on its axle, and every time it rained sufficiently to swell the stream above and make the water flow stronger, so assuredly, the wheel would revolve- revolve till the strong flow ceased, and the water trickled again as it was wont to do in dry weather.
  3. Do you expect me and Tessie to hang on to that axle?
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