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

    From Wiktionary

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