An axle or journal box, as on a railway car, that has become overheated by excessive friction.
A common example is the axle on a horse-drawn wagon. Live axles are attached to the wheel so that Both the wheel and the axle rotate together.
There are two Basic types of axle: dead axles and live axle. The dead axle does not rotate; the wheel rotates on it.
The reason the propeller shaft shortens as the angle increases is that the rear axle and differential move in a shorter ARC than the propeller shaft.
Frank abandoned his axle AS the heat in it died
The garage mechanic found a crack in the back axle of the CAR.
The frame consists of TWO straight pressed-steel members, five cross members, the front axle, the rear axle and four wheels.
Front axle Type Double arm independent suspension
The axle doesn't work smoothly. It needs oiling
Front/rear axle load distribution