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noun as in shaft around which wheels rotate

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When it encounters slippery conditions, it can lock together the speeds of the front and rear axles, then, with that diff, also the speeds of both wheels on the rear axle.

This comes from the balanced center of gravity—you’re not too far over the front axle, nor too high or far back.

It seems certain that without power to distribute through traditional axles that all four wheels of the Hummer EV will be individually suspended.

Pfau and Colville say that one of the Hummer EV's three motors is located on the front axle, driving the front wheels through a locking differential.

Remove the front wheelEspecially when a bike has quick-release axles, it’s always a good idea to remove the front wheel and lock it through the main triangle and to a fixed object.

When we finally made it into the village, the axle on one of our trucks split in half.

This intricate sequence wrapped us around the axle more than once during design and testing in the years preceding launch.

He starts by tying a cable onto the rear axle of the car, fastening the other end to a post.

The success of the whole structure was extremely sensitive to the size of the axle.

The sensitivity of the wheel-and-axle system to all these factors meant that it could not have been developed in phases, he said.

There must be a fly-wheel, with a notch to carry the rope, and also a small notch wheel on the drum-axle.

The "reach" went on with the forward axle, and the back wheels spun around, dashed across the road, and smashed into the fence.

The axle, which is likewise of wood, is never greased, and thus causes the demoniacal kind of music to which I alluded.

I got that in 1841, through the breaking of my near hind axle as we came down through Guildford town.

Fig. 36 gives the loads per axle and the distribution of loads in some exceptionally heavy modern British locomotives.


On this page you'll find 20 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to axle, such as: arbor, axis, gudgeon, mandrel, pin, and pivot.

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