axle guard definition

  • noun:
    • The the main framing of a railway vehicle, in which an axle box is held laterally, plus in which it may go vertically.
    • Those elements of a railroad-car where axle-box plays vertically underneath the yield and reaction of the car-springs.
    • The part of the framing of a railway vehicle, through which an axle package is held laterally, and in which it may go vertically.
    • Those elements of a railroad-car in which the axle-box plays vertically beneath the yield and result of the car-springs.
  • others:
    • The an element of the framing of a railway car or truck, in which an axle package is held laterally, and in which it could move vertically; -- also known as a jaw in the United States, and a housing in England.
    • The part of the framing of a railway car, in which an axle package is held laterally, as well as in which it would likely go vertically; -- also called a jaw in the United States, and a housing in England.

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