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 for driving axle
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Driving \Driv"ing\, a.
     1. Having great force of impulse; as, a driving wind or
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Communicating force; impelling; as, a driving shaft.
        [1913 Webster]
     Driving axle, the axle of a driving wheel, as in a
     Driving box (Locomotive), the journal box of a driving
        axle. See Illust. of Locomotive.
     Driving note (Mus.), a syncopated note; a tone begun on a
        weak part of a measure and held through the next accented
        part, thus anticipating the accent and driving it through.
     Driving spring, a spring fixed upon the box of the driving
        axle of a locomotive engine to support the weight and
        deaden shocks. [Eng.] --Weale.
     Driving wheel (Mach.), a wheel that communicates motion;
        one of the large wheels of a locomotive to which the
        connecting rods of the engine are attached; -- called
        also, simply, driver. See Illust. of Locomotive.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  driving axle
      n 1: the axle of a self-propelled vehicle that provides the
           driving power [syn: live axle, driving axle]

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