Definition of Rotary engine

1. Noun. An internal-combustion engine in which power is transmitted directly to rotating components.




2. Noun. An internal-combustion engine having cylinders arranged radially around a central crankcase.
Exact synonyms: Radial Engine
Generic synonyms: Ice, Internal-combustion Engine

Definition of Rotary engine

1. Noun. any of several types of internal combustion engine in which the power output is directly rotational ¹

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Literary usage of Rotary engine

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1. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1902)
"Ans. THE rotary engine. 69. Since the time of Watt, it has been the aim of man inventors to produce an engine in which the piston has rotary motion, ..."

2. Proceedings by Journal, Institution of Mechanical Engineers (1849)
"Mr. SLATE observed that there was one important desideratum, which he desired to see obtained in the rotary engine, namely some method of packing tightly. ..."

3. The Mechanical Engineering of Steam Power Plants by Frederick Remsen Hutton (1908)
"Disadvantages of the rotary engine. The objections to the rotary engine are both practical and inherent. The practical objections belong to the difficulty ..."

4. The Mechanical Engineering of Steam Power Plants by Frederic Remsen Hutton (1908)
"Disadvantages of the rotary engine. The objections to the rotary engine are both practical and inherent. The practical objections belong to the difficulty ..."

5. The Engineering Index Annual for by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1911)
"The Herrick rotary engine. Illustrated description of an engine with a steam ... Herrick Balanced rotary engine. Illustrates and describes the mechanical ..."

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