rotary engine


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rotary engine

n.
An engine, such as a turbine, in which power is supplied directly to vanes or other rotary parts.

rotary engine

n
1. (Automotive Engineering) an internal-combustion engine having radial cylinders that rotate about a fixed crankshaft
2. (Automotive Engineering) an engine, such as a turbine or wankel engine, in which power is transmitted directly to rotating components

ro′tary en′gine


n.
1. an engine, as a turbine, in which the impelling fluid produces torque directly rather than by acting upon reciprocating parts.
2. an internal-combustion engine, as the Wankel engine, whose power is developed by a rotor revolving in the combustion chamber.
3. a revolving radial engine.
[1810–20]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rotary engine - an internal-combustion engine in which power is transmitted directly to rotating componentsrotary engine - an internal-combustion engine in which power is transmitted directly to rotating components
internal-combustion engine, ICE - a heat engine in which combustion occurs inside the engine rather than in a separate furnace; heat expands a gas that either moves a piston or turns a gas turbine
turbine - rotary engine in which the kinetic energy of a moving fluid is converted into mechanical energy by causing a bladed rotor to rotate
epitrochoidal engine, Wankel engine, Wankel rotary engine - a rotary engine that is a four-stroke internal-combustion engine without reciprocating parts
2.rotary engine - an internal-combustion engine having cylinders arranged radially around a central crankcaserotary engine - an internal-combustion engine having cylinders arranged radially around a central crankcase
internal-combustion engine, ICE - a heat engine in which combustion occurs inside the engine rather than in a separate furnace; heat expands a gas that either moves a piston or turns a gas turbine
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