Bearing vs Axle - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between bearing and axle
is that bearing
is a mechanical device that supports another part and/or reduces friction while axle
is (obsolete) shoulder or axle
can be the pin or spindle on which a wheel revolves, or which revolves with a wheel.
As an adjective bearing
is of a beam, column, or other device, carrying weight or load.
As a verb bearing
Of a beam, column, or other device, carrying weight or load.
- That's a bearing wall.
A mechanical device that supports another part and/or reduces friction.
(navigation, nautical) The horizontal angle between the direction of an object and another object, or between it and that of true north; a heading or direction.
Relevance; a relationship or connection.
* Alexander Pope
- That has no bearing on this issue.
One's posture, demeanor, or manner.
- But of this frame, the bearings and the ties, / The strong connections, nice dependencies.
- She walks with a confident, self-assured bearing .
(in the plural) Direction or relative position.
(architecture) That part of any member of a building which rests upon its supports.
- I know him by his bearing .
(architecture) The portion of a support on which anything rests.
(architecture, proscribed) The unsupported span.
- A lintel or beam may have four inches of bearing upon the wall.
(heraldry) Any single emblem or charge in an escutcheon or coat of arms.
- The beam has twenty feet of bearing between its supports.
- A carriage covered with armorial bearings .
(terms derived from bearing)
* ball bearing
* find one’s bearings
* get one’s bearings
* inline bearing
* inline hockey bearing
* inline skate bearing, in-line skate bearing
* magnetic bearing
* lose one’s bearings
* quad roller skate bearing
* roller bearing
* rollerblade bearing
* skate bearing
* skateboard bearing
* true bearing
From (etyl) axle, eaxle, from (etyl) ,
A combination of (etyl) eax and (etyl) .
The pin or spindle on which a wheel revolves, or which revolves with a wheel.
A transverse bar or shaft connecting the opposite wheels of a car or carriage; an axletree.
An axis; as, the Sun’s axle.