Wankel Engine Definition
vängkəl, wäng-, wăng-
A rotary internal-combustion engine having a three-lobed rotor and requiring fewer parts than a comparable piston-operated engine: it is less efficient and less powerful than reciprocating engines.
Webster's New World
- epitrochoidal engine
- Wankel rotary engine
Origin of Wankel Engine
After Felix Wankel (1902–1988), German engineer
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From the inventor, engineer Felix Wankel
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