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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Noun- A jump from the outer forward edge of one skate l 1/2 turns taken in the air and a return to the outer backward edge of the other skate.

Usage examples (30)
  • The axel is the only part that will take a magnet so are of cast iron.
  • Despite feeling shaky, Asada hit her trademark jump, a triple axel, which is a move even some male skaters have trouble with.
  • A triple axel is worth 8.2.
  • O'BRIEN: Larry, you can do a triple axel can't you? for more
Tutoring comment
  • Vehicle wheels turn on "axles," figure skaters perform "axels" (spinning jumps), and the earth has an "axial" rotation (pertaining to a mathematical axis). A plant may have an "axil" (angle between a stem or leaf and supporting branch).
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