What does the word axle mean?

Usage examples for axle

  1. From, the axle, two shafts projected for a distance, if memory serves me, of some twelve or fifteen feet. – Cuba, Old and New by Albert Gardner Robinson
  2. In a rapid descent by a narrow pathway, the pedal of one of the machines struck upon a protuberance, concealed by a tuft of grass, snapping off the axle, and scattering the ball- bearings over the ground. – Across Asia on a Bicycle by Thomas Gaskell Allen and William Lewis Sachtleben
  3. This he and Dave fitted under an axle, raising the wheel half aft inch off the ground. – The High School Boys' Fishing Trip by H. Irving Hancock