Bearing vs Axle - What's the difference?

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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

is .

bearing

English

Adjective

(-)
  • Of a beam, column, or other device, carrying weight or load.
  • That's a bearing wall.

    Derived terms

    * -bearing

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • 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.
  • That has no bearing on this issue.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • But of this frame, the bearings and the ties, / The strong connections, nice dependencies.
  • One's posture, demeanor, or manner.
  • She walks with a confident, self-assured bearing .
  • * Shakespeare
  • I know him by his bearing .
  • (in the plural) Direction or relative position.
  • (architecture) That part of any member of a building which rests upon its supports.
  • A lintel or beam may have four inches of bearing upon the wall.
  • (architecture) The portion of a support on which anything rests.
  • (architecture, proscribed) The unsupported span.
  • The beam has twenty feet of bearing between its supports.
  • (heraldry) Any single emblem or charge in an escutcheon or coat of arms.
  • * Thackeray
  • A carriage covered with armorial bearings .

    Derived terms

    (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

    See also

    * ABEC

    Verb

    (head)
  • Anagrams

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    axle

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) axle, eaxle, from (etyl) , (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) Shoulder.
  • Etymology 2

    A combination of (etyl) eax and (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • 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.
  • See also

    * (wikipedia "axle") *

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