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  • English Word Axis Definition The stem; the central part, or longitudinal support, on which organs or parts are arranged; the central line of any body.
  • English Word Axis Definition The second vertebra of the neck, or vertebra dentata.
  • English Word Axis Definition Also used of the body only of the vertebra, which is prolonged anteriorly within the foramen of the first vertebra or atlas, so as to form the odontoid process or peg which serves as a pivot for the atlas and head to turn upon.
  • English Word Axis Definition One of several imaginary lines, assumed in describing the position of the planes by which a crystal is bounded.
  • English Word Axis Definition The primary or secondary central line of any design.
  • English Word Axle Definition The pin or spindle on which a wheel revolves, or which revolves with a wheel.
  • English Word Axle Definition A transverse bar or shaft connecting the opposite wheels of a car or carriage; an axletree.
  • English Word Axle Definition An axis; as, the sun's axle.
  • English Word Axle box Definition A bushing in the hub of a wheel, through which the axle passes.
  • English Word Axle box Definition The journal box of a rotating axle, especially a railway axle.
  • English Word Axle guard Definition The part of the framing of a railway car or truck, by which an axle box is held laterally, and in which it may move vertically; -- also called a jaw in the United States, and a housing in England.
  • English Word Axled Definition Having an axle; -- used in composition.
  • English Word Axletree Definition A bar or beam of wood or iron, connecting the opposite wheels of a carriage, on the ends of which the wheels revolve.
  • English Word Axletree Definition A spindle or axle of a wheel.
  • English Word Axman Definition One who wields an ax.
  • English Word Axmen Definition of Axman
  • English Word Axminster Definition An Axminster carpet, an imitation Turkey carpet, noted for its thick and soft pile; -- so called from Axminster, Eng.
  • English Word Axolotl Definition An amphibian of the salamander tribe found in the elevated lakes of Mexico; the siredon.
  • English Word Axstone Definition A variety of jade. It is used by some savages, particularly the natives of the South Sea Islands, for making axes or hatchets.
  • English Word Axtree Definition Axle or axletree.
  • English Word Axunge Definition Fat; grease; esp. the fat of pigs or geese; usually (Pharm.), lard prepared for medical use.
  • English Word Ay Definition Ah! alas!
  • English Word Ay Definition Same as Aye.
  • English Word Ay Definition Yes; yea; -- a word expressing assent, or an affirmative answer to a question. It is much used in viva voce voting in legislative bodies, etc.
  • English Word Ay Definition Always; ever; continually; for an indefinite time.
  • English Word Ayah Definition A native nurse for children; also, a lady's maid.
  • English Word Aye Definition Alt. of Ay
  • English Word Aye Definition An affirmative vote; one who votes in the affirmative; as, "To call for the ayes and noes;" "The ayes have it."
  • English Word Aye Definition Alt. of Ay
  • English Word Aye-aye Definition A singular nocturnal quadruped, allied to the lemurs, found in Madagascar (Cheiromys Madagascariensis), remarkable for its long fingers, sharp nails, and rodent-like incisor teeth.