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axle

a bar or shaft on which a wheel, pair of wheels, or other rotating member revolves
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axle

[′ak·səl]
(mechanical engineering)
A supporting member that carries a wheel and either rotates with the wheel to transmit mechanical power to or from it, or allows the wheel to rotate freely on it.
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AXLE

An early string processing language. Program consists of an assertion table which specifies patterns, and an imperative table which specifies replacements. "AXLE: An Axiomatic Language for String Transformations", K. Cohen et al, CACM 8(11):657-661 (Nov 1965).
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