Wankel engine

noun
Wan·​kel engine | \ ˈväŋ-kəl- How to pronounce Wankel engine (audio) , ˈwaŋ- How to pronounce Wankel engine (audio) \

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

First Known Use of Wankel engine

1959, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Wankel engine

Felix Wankel †1988 German engineer

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