Meaning of “axle” in the English Dictionary

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"axle" in British English

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axlenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈæk.səl/ us /ˈæk.səl/


  • The other sixteen wheels sit in pairs on four of the axles.
  • These wheels were made of solid wood and turned on a simple axle.
  • They often have five axles and eighteen wheels and are sometimes known as 18-wheelers.

(Definition of “axle” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"axle" in American English

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axlenoun [ C ]

us /ˈæk·səl/

a bar connected to the center of a circular object such as a wheel that allows or causes it to turn, esp. one connecting two wheels of a vehicle

(Definition of “axle” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)