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Definition of "axel" []

  • A jump in figure skating that is initiated from the outer forward edge of one skate, followed by one and one-half midair turns and a return to the outer backward edge of the other skate. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "axel" in a sentence
  • "Despite feeling shaky, Asada hit her trademark jump, a triple axel, which is a move even some male skaters have trouble with."
  • "The axel is the only part that will take a magnet so are of cast iron."
  • "This was to be my last trip with my 16 foot double axel trailer and on this trip I had planned to bring across my tools (many of them) including one eight foot latter and one 20 foot extension ladder, a chop saw and stand and several other electrical tools as well as some hand tools."
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