1. An axle containing a crank. 2. An axle bent at both ends so that it can accommodate a large body with large wheels.

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LIVE AXLE

An axle to which wheels are rigidly fixed.

KINGPIN

[MECHENG] The pin for articulation between an automobile stub axle and an axle-beam or steering head. Also known as swivel pin.

JOURNAL FRICTION

Friction of the axle in a journal bearing arising mainly from viscous sliding friction between journal and lubricant.

JAW

A notched part that permits a railroad-car axle box to move vertically.

BEARING

A support or guide by means of which a moving part such as a shaft or axle is positioned with respect to the other parts of a mechanism.

JOURNAL

That part of a shaft or axle that rotates or angularly oscillates in or against a bearing or about which a bearing rotates or angularly oscillates.

PIN

1) The axle on which a sheave revolves. 2) A length of wood or iron used to secure halyards and sheets.

TURBO CHARGER

The blades of a turbine in the outlet exhaust flow of an engine are driven by the gases flowing over them. Compressor blades at the other end of the same axle are spun in the inlet flow, drawing large volumes of air into the cylinders. This enables faster combustion than naturally aspirated engines and increases power of the engine.

AXLE BOX

A bushing through which an axle passes in the hub of a wheel.

CROSS AXLE

1. A shaft operated by levers at its ends. 2. An axle with cranks set at 90 .

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