Wankel engine

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noun Wan·kel engine \ˈväŋ-kəl-, ˈwaŋ-\

Definition of Wankel engine

  1. :  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


First Known Use: 1961


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