axle axle  /ˈæk səl/


  • (n) a shaft on which a wheel rotates


  1. The only Bricklin I ever sat in caught on fire and burned to the axles.
  2. In 16 cases the rear axles and wheels actually came off these new cars.
  3. One owner reports that the rear axle fell out.


  1. Chrysler recalling 6,900 heavy-duty 2012 trucks

    Chrysler recalling 6,900 heavy-duty 2012 trucks DETROIT (AP) — Chrysler Group is recalling 6,900 heavy-duty Ram pickup trucks from the 2012 model year because part of the front axle could fracture and cause them to lose power. The automaker said Wednesday that the front prop shaft, which connects the engine to the axle, can bind or fracture.
    on June 15, 2013     Source:

  2. American Axle to demolish Detroit, Hamtramck factory

    American Axle and Manufacturing's production facility that straddles Detroit and Hamtramck will be...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: ClickOnDetroit

  3. American Axle to demolish manufacturing site in Detroit, Hamtramck

    American Axle & Manufacturing Inc. said Friday it plans demolish 1.9 million square feet of manufacturing space in Detroit and Hamtramck to help it sell the unused property.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Detroit News

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  1. "We tore up an axle or a drive plate, one of the two happened first," Earnhardt Jr. said. "Down in the center of [turns] 1 and 2, I just got back to the gas and the car felt like it had a flat tire. I don't know. Something's going on there...
    on Feb 22, 2010 By: Dale Earnhardt Jr Source: FOXNews

  2. "The wheel was large and heavy, and most of its volume did not support the load that the vehicle posed on the axle. If you view animal movement as a 'rolling' body, two legs, swinging back and forth, perform the same function of an entire wheel-rim...
    on Jun 15, 2010 By: Adrian Bejan Source: U.S. News & World Report

  3. "I was doing around 185 kph when the incident happened," Coulthard said, "and I went into the wall quite hard. When I hit the brakes, the car turned. I was going over a rise so it's possible I locked the real axle, but normally when that...
    on May 24, 2008 By: David Coulthard Source:

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