Meaning of WHEEL AND AXLE in English
- WHEEL AND AXLE
a simple machine consisting, in its typical form, of a cylindrical drum to which a wheel concentric with the drum is firmly fastened: ropes are so applied that as one unwinds from the wheel, another rope is wound on to the drum.
[ 1765-75 ]
Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary. Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House . 2012