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  Dictionary Definition of axles

axle
noun
1. Machinery the pin, bar, shaft, or the like, on which or with which a wheel or pair of wheels rotate.
2. either end (spindle) of an axletree or the like.
3. the whole (fixed) axletree, or a similar bar connecting and turning with two opposite wheels of a vehicle.
[OE eaxl ( e ) shoulder, crossbeam (in eaxle-gespann crossbeam attachment place). Cf. Icel. xl shoulder, axle]