Wankel engine

noun Wan·kel engine \ 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 and Etymology of wankel engine

Felix Wankel †1988 German engineer


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