Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “axle”

See all translations

axle

noun [C] uk   /ˈæk.sl̩/ us  
a bar connected to the centre of a circular object such as a wheel that allows or causes it to turn, especially one connecting two wheels of a vehicle
Translations of “axle”
in Spanish eje…
in French essieu…
in German die Radachse…
in Chinese (Traditional) 軸, 車軸…
in Russian ось…
in Turkish aks, dingil…
in Chinese (Simplified) 轴, 车轴…
in Polish oś…
(Definition of axle from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of axle?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “axle” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

make believe

believing or imagining things that appear to be attractive or exciting, but are not real

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

showrooming noun

February 23, 2015
the activity of examining a product in a physical store and then making the purchase with an online retailer Amazon’s new smartphone is specifically designed to make showrooming fast and easy.

Read More