axle-tree

axletree

[ak-suhl-tree]
noun
a bar, fixed crosswise under an animal-drawn vehicle, with a rounded spindle at each end upon which a wheel rotates.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English; see axle, tree

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axletree (ˈæksəlˌtriː)
 
n
a bar fixed across the underpart of a wagon or carriage that has rounded ends on which the wheels revolve

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