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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Axle  \Ax"le\  ([a^]ks"'l),  n.  [OE.  axel,  exel,  shoulder,  AS 
  eaxl  akin  to  AS  eax  axle,  Sw  &  Dan.  axel  shoulder,  axle, 
  G.  achse  axle,  achsel  shoulder,  L.  axis  axle,  Gr  'a`xwn, 
  Skr.  aksha  L.  axilla  shoulder  joint:  cf  F.  essieu  axle, 
  OF  aissel  fr  dim.  of  L.  axis.  [root]205.  Cf  2d  {Axis}.] 
  1.  The  pin  or  spindle  on  which  a  wheel  revolves,  or  which 
  revolves  with  a  wheel. 
 
  2.  A  transverse  bar  or  shaft  connecting  the  opposite  wheels 
  of  a  car  or  carriage;  an  axletree. 
 
  3.  An  axis;  as  the  sun's  axle. 
 
  Had  from  her  axle  torn  The  steadfast  earth. 
  --Milton. 
 
  Note:  Railway  axles  are  called  leading  and  trailing  from 
  their  position  in  the  front  or  in  the  rear  of  a  car  or 
  truck  respectively. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  axle 
  n  :  a  shaft  on  which  a  wheel  rotates 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  AXLE 
 
  An  early  string  processing  language.  Program  consists  of  an 
  assertion  table  which  specifies  patterns,  and  an  imperative 
  table  which  specifies  replacements.  "AXLE:  An  Axiomatic 
  Language  for  String  Transformations",  K.  Cohen  et  al  CACM 
  8(11):657-661  (Nov  1965). 
 
 




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