A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

AXLE

Wed, 29 Sep '21
It's in heavy rotation on the highway
Sun, 9 May '21
Part of a drivetrain
Mon, 1 Mar '21
One of several on a tractor-trailer
Thu, 25 Feb '21
Turning point
Mon, 22 Feb '21
What a wheel connects to