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Wankel

[wahng-kuh l, wang-; German vahng-kuh l] /ˈwɑŋ kəl, ˈwæŋ-; German ˈvɑŋ kəl/
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[fee-liks;; German fey-liks] /ˈfi lɪks;; German ˈfeɪ lɪks/ (Show IPA),
1902–88, German engineer: inventor of rotary engine.
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n.

type of rotary internal combustion engine, 1961, from name of German engineer Felix Wankel (1902-1988).

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