dead axle

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Noun1.dead axle - an axle that carries a wheel but without power to drive it
axle - a shaft on which a wheel rotates
axletree - a dead axle on a carriage or wagon that has terminal spindles on which the wheels revolve
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The first Fageol tractor out of the factory cost $1,085, and it was basically a two-wheeled power plant, with a ride-on dead axle at the rear.