Definitions for wankel engineˈwɑŋ kəl, ˈwæŋ-
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Wan′kel en′gineˈwɑŋ kəl, ˈwæŋ-(n.)
an internal-combustion rotary engine with a triangular rotor that revolves in a chamber.
Origin of Wankel engine:
after Felix Wankel (1902–88), German engineer, its inventor
Wankel engine, Wankel rotary engine, epitrochoidal engine(noun)
a rotary engine that is a four-stroke internal-combustion engine without reciprocating parts
A rotary internal combustion engine, without pistons, using instead an epitrochoid-shaped housing.
Origin: * From the inventor, engineer Felix Wankel
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