He was convinced that ocean moats would never keep the axis powers out of the Western Hemisphere.
Wishful thinking is not the best basis for a meaningful alliance, never mind an axis of good.
This could shift global media decision-making from its familiar New York-Los Angeles axis to the Bay Area.
And behind the scenes, it seemed, there was almost nothing he would not do to cement the Riyadh-Washington axis.
For Bush, it was branding Iran, Iraq, and North Korea the “axis of evil” in 2002—more than a year before invading Baghdad.
It lies in the form of a trough with its axis running east and west.
The motion of the earth round its axis, and round the sun, makes the day, and the year.
L is a loop, the axis of which is straight, while R is one the axis of which is curved or crooked.
Izanagi struck his tall spear in the ground making it the axis of the world.
The only equable motion she has, is her revolution on her own axis.
1540s, "imaginary straight line around which a body (such as the Earth) rotates," from Latin axis "axle, pivot, axis of the earth or sky," from PIE *aks- "axis" (cf. Old English eax, Old High German ahsa "axle;" Greek axon "axis, axle, wagon;" Sanskrit aksah "an axle, axis, beam of a balance;" Lithuanian aszis "axle"). Figurative sense in world history of "alliance between Germany and Italy" (later extended unetymologically to include Japan) is from 1936. Original reference was to a "Rome-Berlin axis" in central Europe. The word later was used in reference to a London-Washington axis (World War II) and a Moscow-Peking axis (early Cold War).
axis ax·is (āk'sĭs)
n. pl. ax·es (āk'sēz')
A real or imaginary straight line about which a body or geometric object rotates or may be conceived to rotate.
A center line to which parts of a structure or body may be referred.
The second cervical vertebra. Also called epistropheus, vertebra dentata.
An artery that divides into many branches at its origin.
Plural axes (āk'sēz')