dead axle

dead axle
an axle that carries a wheel but without power to drive it
Hypernyms: ↑axle
Hyponyms: ↑axletree

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: an axle that carries a road wheel but has no provision for driving it

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • axle — An axle is a shaft on which the wheels revolve. A full floating axle is used to drive the rear wheels. It does not hold them on nor support them. A semi floating or one quarter floating axle is used to drive the wheels, hold them on, and support… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • dead — [ded] adj. [ME ded < OE dēad, akin to ON dauthr, OHG tōt, Goth dauths: orig. pp. of an old v. base appearing in ON deyja, OS dojan, OHG touwen, all < IE base * dheu , DIE1] 1. no longer living; having died 2. naturally without life;… …   English World dictionary

  • dead — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English deed, from Old English dēad; akin to Old Norse dauthr dead, deyja to die, Old High German tōt dead more at die Date: before 12th century 1. deprived of life ; no longer alive 2. a. (1) having the appearance… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dead rear axle — A rear axle that does not turn. E.g., rear axle of front wheel drive car …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Beam axle — Solid axle and Panhard rod on a 2002 Mazda MPV A beam axle is a suspension system, also called a solid axle, in which one set of wheels is connected laterally by a single beam or shaft. A live axle is a type of beam axle in which the shaft (or… …   Wikipedia

  • live axle — noun the axle of a self propelled vehicle that provides the driving power • Syn: ↑driving axle • Hypernyms: ↑axle • Part Holonyms: ↑drive line, ↑drive line system * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • de Dion axle — A rear axle setup developed by Count de Dion in the 19th century in which the driving wheels are attached to curved dead axle that is attached to the frame by a central pivot, the differential unit is bolted to the frame and is connected to the… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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