What is another word for axle?

Pronunciation: [ˈaksə͡l] (IPA)

An axle is a crucial component in vehicles as it supports the weight of the vehicle and facilitates motion. Many synonyms for the word axle exist, depending on the context. Some alternative words include spindle, shaft, pivot, and axle rod. A spindle refers to the axle in spinning machinery, while a shaft may be used to describe the axle that is housed in bearings. Pivot is used to describe an axle that rotates on its own and may not support weight. Lastly, axel rod is an alternative term for the long straight bar that connects the wheels on some types of carts. These synonyms can be applied interchangeably, depending on the specific use case.

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What are the hypernyms for Axle?

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What are the hyponyms for Axle?

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Holonyms are words that denote a whole whose part is denoted by another word.
  • holonyms for axle (as nouns)

    • artifact
      wheeled vehicle.

Usage examples for Axle

There was nothing but the slight body with its seats, which had been torn from springs, axle-trees, and wheels, giving it more than ever the aspect of a chariot drawn by sea-horses through the waves.
"The Master of the Ceremonies"
George Manville Fenn
Either before or after this, a shot from the enemy struck the axle of one of the pieces, which entirely disabled it.
"The Rhode Island Artillery at the First Battle of Bull Run"
J. Albert Monroe
The swinging lantern had disappeared around a turn; the sounds of creaking axle and hub had died into the night and the door of the house had been closed, before the hum of low talk gave her any coherent sign.
"The Tempering"
Charles Neville Buck

Famous quotes with Axle

  • It's hard now to imagine that kind of travel and the daily tasks they simply took for granted. If a wagon axle broke, you had to stop and carve a new one. To cross a river, you sometimes had to build a raft.
    James Houston
  • Like bones to the human body, the axle to the wheel, the wing to the bird, and the air to the wing, so is liberty the essence of life. Whatever is done without it is imperfect.
    Jose Marti
  • "And the Bastard grant us . . . in our direst need, the smallest gifts: the nail of the horseshoe, the pin of the axle, the feather at the pivot point, the pebble at the mountain's peak, the kiss in despair, the one right word. In darkness, understanding."
    Lois McMaster Bujold
  • We are apt to imagine that this hubbub of Philosophy, Literature, and Religion, which is heard in pulpits, lyceums, and parlors, vibrates through the universe, and is as catholic a sound as the creaking of the earth's axle. But if a man sleeps soundly, he will forget it all between sunset and dawn.
    Henry David Thoreau
  • Aesop's Fly, sitting on the axle of the chariot, has been much laughed at for exclaiming: What a dust I do raise!
    Thomas Carlyle

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