felix wankel


[wahng-kuhl, wang-; German vahng-kuhl]
Felix [fee-liks; German fey-liks] , 1902–88, German engineer: inventor of rotary engine.
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type of rotary internal combustion engine, 1961, from name of Ger. engineer Felix Wankel (1902-88).
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