Rotary engine

Definition of Rotary engine

steam engine in which the continuous rotation of the shaft is produced by the direct action of the steam upon rotating devices which serve as pistons, instead of being derived from a reciprocating motion, as in the ordinary engine; a steam turbine; - called also rotatory engine.

See also: Rotary

Related Words

epitrochoidal engine, ICE, internal-combustion engine, turbine, Wankel engine, Wankel rotary engine
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