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Axle box Ax"le box`
1. A bushing in the hub of a wheel, through which the axle
2. The journal box of a rotating axle, especially a railway
Note: In railway construction, the axle guard, or pedestal,
with the superincumbent weight, rests on the top of the
box (usually with a spring intervening), and holds it
in place by flanges. The box rests upon the journal
bearing and key, which intervene between the inner top
of the box and the axle.
Axle guard Ax"le guard`
The part of the framing of a railway car or truck, by which
an axle box is held laterally, and in which it may move
vertically; -- also called a jaw in the United States, and a
housing in England.
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
2. A spindle or axle of a wheel. [Obs.]
Blind axleBlind Blind, a. [AS.; akin to D., G., OS., Sw., & Dan. blind,
Icel. blindr, Goth. blinds; of uncertain origin.]
1. Destitute of the sense of seeing, either by natural defect
or by deprivation; without sight.
He that is strucken blind can not forget The
precious treasure of his eyesight lost. --Shak.
2. Not having the faculty of discernment; destitute of
intellectual light; unable or unwilling to understand or
judge; as, authors are blind to their own defects.
But hard be hardened, blind be blinded more, That
they may stumble on, and deeper fall. --Milton.
3. Undiscerning; undiscriminating; inconsiderate.
This plan is recommended neither to blind
approbation nor to blind reprobation. --Jay.
4. Having such a state or condition as a thing would have to
a person who is blind; not well marked or easily
discernible; hidden; unseen; concealed; as, a blind path;
a blind ditch.
5. Involved; intricate; not easily followed or traced.
The blind mazes of this tangled wood. --Milton.
6. Having no openings for light or passage; as, a blind wall;
open only at one end; as, a blind alley; a blind gut.
7. Unintelligible, or not easily intelligible; as, a blind
passage in a book; illegible; as, blind writing.
8. (Hort.) Abortive; failing to produce flowers or fruit; as,
blind buds; blind flowers.
Blind alley, an alley closed at one end; a cul-de-sac.
Blind axle, an axle which turns but does not communicate
Blind beetle, one of the insects apt to fly against people,
esp. at night.
Blind cat (Zo["o]l.), a species of catfish (Gronias
nigrolabris), nearly destitute of eyes, living in caverns
Blind coal, coal that burns without flame; anthracite coal.
Blind door, Blind window, an imitation of a door or
window, without an opening for passage or light. See
Blank door or window, under Blank, a.
Blind level (Mining), a level or drainage gallery which has
a vertical shaft at each end, and acts as an inverted
Blind nettle (Bot.), dead nettle. See Dead nettle, under
Blind shell (Gunnery), a shell containing no charge, or one
that does not explode.
Blind side, the side which is most easily assailed; a weak
or unguarded side; the side on which one is least able or
disposed to see danger. --Swift.
Blind snake (Zo["o]l.), a small, harmless, burrowing snake,
of the family Typhlopid[ae], with rudimentary eyes.
Blind spot (Anat.), the point in the retina of the eye
where the optic nerve enters, and which is insensible to
Blind tooling, in bookbinding and leather work, the
indented impression of heated tools, without gilding; --
called also blank tooling, and blind blocking.
Blind wall, a wall without an opening; a blank wall. Crank axle 3. A twist or turn in speech; a conceit consisting in a
change of the form or meaning of a word.
Quips, and cranks, and wanton wiles. --Milton.
4. A twist or turn of the mind; caprice; whim; crotchet;
also, a fit of temper or passion. [Prov. Eng.]
Violent of temper; subject to sudden cranks.
5. A person full of crotchets; one given to fantastic or
impracticable projects; one whose judgment is perverted in
respect to a particular matter. [Colloq.]
6. A sick person; an invalid. [Obs.]
Thou art a counterfeit crank, a cheater. --Burton.
Crank axle (Mach.), a driving axle formed with a crank or
cranks, as in some kinds of locomotives.
Crank pin (Mach.), the cylindrical piece which forms the
handle, or to which the connecting rod is attached, at the
end of a crank, or between the arms of a double crank.
Crank shaft, a shaft bent into a crank, or having a crank
fastened to it, by which it drives or is driven.
Crank wheel, a wheel acting as a crank, or having a wrist
to which a connecting rod is attached. Driving axleDriving Driv"ing, a.
1. Having great force of impulse; as, a driving wind or
2. Communicating force; impelling; as, a driving shaft.
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. Muley axleMuley Mu"ley, n. (Sawmills)
A stiff, long saw, guided at the ends but not stretched in a
Muley axle (Railroad), a car axle without collars at the
outer ends of the journals. --Forney.
Taxless Tax"less, a.
Free from taxation.
Meaning of Axle from wikipedia
- An axle
is a central shaft
for a rotating wheel
or gear. On wheeled
vehicles, the axle
may be fixed
to the wheels, rotating
with them, or...
- The wheel
is a machine consisting
of a wheel attached
to a smaller axle
so that these
two parts rotate together
- A swing axle
is a simple
type of independent
(rear wheel) suspension designed
by Edmund Rumpler
in 1903. This was a revolutionary
- A beam axle
, rigid axle
or solid axle
is a dependent suspension
design, in which
a set of wheels
is connected laterally
by a single
beam or shaft. Beam...
- than two axles
(e.g. some trucks), the wheelbase
is the distance between
and the centerpoint
of the driving axle
- The Weissach axle
(pronounced 'Vise-' as in 'advise' and '-ach' with guttural
'ch') is a particular
rear suspension arrangement
used in the Porsche
- Portal axles
gear lifts) are an off-road vehicle suspension
and drive technology where
tube or the half-shaft is off-set from – usually...
- The axle track
and other wheeled vehicles which
have two or more wheels
on an axle
, is the distance between
of two roadwheels...
- American Axle
& Manufacturing, Inc. (AAM), headquartered
in Detroit, Michigan, is an American manufacturer
of automobile driveline
- The axle
load of a wheeled vehicle
is the total weight bearing
on the roadway
for all wheels connected
to a given axle
load is an important