Definition of axel in English:

axel

Pronunciation /ˈaksəl/ /ˈæksəl/

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noun

  • A jump in skating with a forward takeoff from the forward outside edge of one skate to the backward outside edge of the other, with one and a half turns in the air.

    ‘I did some triple jumps, everything but the lutz and the axel.’
    • ‘He is also using the triple axel / triple toe loop in his long program and is working on the quadruple salchow and quadruple flip.’
    • ‘The second strategic mistake was the absence of a triple axel combination or quadruple toe loop attempt in the free skate.’
    • ‘We have side-by-side triple toes, triple salchows, and double axels already and a throw double salchow.’
    • ‘She has also experimented with quadruple jumps, including the quad salchow, but indicated that the triple axel is easier for her.’

Origin

1930s named after Axel R. Paulsen (1885–1938), Norwegian skater.