Wankel engine


Wan·kel engine

noun \ˈväŋ-kəl-, ˈwaŋ-\

Definition of WANKEL ENGINE

:  an internal combustion rotary engine that has a rounded triangular rotor functioning as a piston and rotating in a space in the engine and that has only two major moving parts

Origin of WANKEL ENGINE

Felix Wankel †1988 German engineer
First Known Use: 1961

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