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

      n 1: a shaft on which a wheel rotates

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

      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].

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