Definition of axel noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈæksl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈæksl//
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a jump in skating in which you jump from the front outside edge of one foot, turn in the air, and land on the outside edge of your other foot Word Origin1930s: named after Axel R. Paulsen (1885–1938), Norwegian skater.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: axel