Part of speech: noun

A line on which something rotates, or any central line or pivotal point.

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Usage examples "axis":

  1. The range consists of more than one main axis. - "The Panjab, North-West Frontier Province, and Kashmir", Sir James McCrone Douie.
  2. Rapid as lightning, she springs forward till the measure recalling her to the place she left, she traces her orbit, like a planet, at the same time revolving on her axis. - "Paris As It Was and As It Is", Francis W. Blagdon.
  3. You're as true to the world as the world to its axis, But you chuckle to swear off your personal taxes. - "Impertinent Poems", Edmund Vance Cooke.