Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A short axle; specifically, the short axle fastened to one of the steering-knuckles on a motor-car.

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Examples

  • In the mirror the two leading cars were halfway down the empty stretch and closing on me fast from behind and it looked about right so I brought the revs up and the wheel hard round and put the 250 broadside on to the bunched traffic in a turn so tight that I felt the nearside front stub-axle hit the buffer even though the weight was shifting aft under the acceleration.

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