wankel engine

Wankel engine
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • /ˈwɑŋ kəl, ˈwæŋ- ˈen-jən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • /ˈwɑŋ kəl, ˈwæŋ- ˈen-jən/

Definitions of wankel engine words

  • noun wankel engine an internal-combustion rotary engine that utilizes a triangular rotor that revolves in a chamber (rather than a conventional piston that moves up and down in a cylinder): it has fewer moving parts and is generally smaller and lighter for a given horsepower. 1
  • noun wankel engine a type of four-stroke internal-combustion engine without reciprocating parts. It consists of one or more approximately elliptical combustion chambers within which a curved triangular-shaped piston rotates, by the explosion of compressed gas, dividing the combustion chamber into three gastight sections 0
  • noun wankel engine 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 0

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A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 34% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 67% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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