Adjective "axel" definition and examples

(Axel may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈaks(ə)l/

Definitions and examples

noun

A jump in skating from the forward outside edge of one skate to the backward outside edge of the other, with one (or more) and a half turns in the air.
  1. 'We have side-by-side triple toes, triple salchows, and double axels already and a throw double salchow.'
  2. 'The second strategic mistake was the absence of a triple axel combination or quadruple toe loop attempt in the free skate.'

More definitions

1. a jump performed by a skater leaping from the front outer edge of one skate into the air to make 1½ rotations of the body and landing on the back outer edge of the other skate.

More examples(as adjective)

"jumps can be axel."

"weights can be axel."

"plants can be axel."

Origin

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