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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a shaft on which a wheel rotates;

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster] 2. A transverse bar or shaft connecting the opposite wheels of a car or carriage; an axletree. [1913 Webster] 3. An axis; as, the sun's axle. [1913 Webster] Had from her axle torn The steadfast earth. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Note: Railway axles are called leading and trailing from their position in the front or in the rear of a car or truck respectively. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

axle n 1: a shaft on which a wheel rotates
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018):

AXLE An early string processing language in which a program consists of an "assertion table" specifying patterns and an "imperative table" specifying replacements. ["AXLE: An Axiomatic Language for String Transformations", K. Cohen et al, CACM 8(11):657-661, Nov 1965]. (2009-02-10)