axletree

axletree
noun Etymology: Middle English axeltre, from Old Norse ǫxultrē, from ǫxull axle + trē tree Date: 14th century axle 1b(1)

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  • Axletree — Ax le*tree , n. [Cf. Icel. [ o]xultr?.] 1. A bar or beam of wood or iron, connecting the opposite wheels of a carriage, on the ends of which the wheels revolve. [1913 Webster] 2. A spindle or axle of a wheel. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • axletree — [ak′səltrē΄] n. [ME axeltre < ON ǫxultre < ǫxull, axle (see AXIS1) + tre, beam, TREE] a bar connecting two opposite wheels of a carriage, wagon, etc …   English World dictionary

  • axletree — /ak seuhl tree /, n. a bar, fixed crosswise under an animal drawn vehicle, with a rounded spindle at each end upon which a wheel rotates. [1250 1300; ME; see AXLE, TREE] * * * …   Universalium

  • axletree — noun a) A bar or beam of wood or iron, connecting the opposite wheels of a carriage, on the ends of which the wheels revolve. b) A spindle or axle of a wheel …   Wiktionary

  • axletree — n. connecting bar between two wheels of a wagon …   English contemporary dictionary

  • axletree — ax·le·tree …   English syllables

  • axletree — ax•le•tree [[t]ˈæk səlˌtri[/t]] n. trs a bar, fixed crosswise under an animal drawn vehicle, with a rounded spindle at each end upon which a wheel rotates • Etymology: 1250–1300; cf. ONǫxultrē …   From formal English to slang

  • axletree — /ˈæksəltri/ (say aksuhltree) noun a bar fixed crosswise under a vehicle, with a rounded spindle at each end upon which a wheel rotates. {Middle English, from axle + tree} …   Australian English dictionary

  • axletree — noun a dead axle on a carriage or wagon that has terminal spindles on which the wheels revolve • Hypernyms: ↑dead axle • Hyponyms: ↑axle bar • Part Holonyms: ↑carriage, ↑equipage, ↑rig, ↑cart, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • axle bar — noun an iron bar that serves as an axletree • Hypernyms: ↑axletree * * * noun : an iron bar serving as an axletree …   Useful english dictionary

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