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rotary engine

noun
1.
an engine, as a turbine, in which the impelling fluid produces torque directly rather than by acting upon reciprocating parts.
2.
a revolving radial engine.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20
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British Dictionary definitions for rotary-engine

rotary engine

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