turning or capable of turning around on an axis, as a wheel.
taking place around an axis, as motion.
having a part or parts that turn on an axis, as a machine.
noun, plural rotaries.
a rotary device or machine.
Chiefly Northeastern U.S. traffic circle.
Also called rotary converter. Electricity. synchronous converter.
(initial capital letter) Rotary Club.
a synchronous machine for converting alternating current to direct current, or vice versa, in which the armature winding is connected to collector rings and to a commutator.
of, relating to, or operating by rotation
turning or able to turn; revolving
noun (pl) -ries
a part of a machine that rotates about an axis
(US & Canadian) a roundabout (for traffic)
a synchronous machine that converts alternating current to direct current, or vice versa
- Rotary debugger
(Commodore) Essential equipment for those late-night or early-morning debugging sessions. Mainly used as sustenance for the hacker. Comes in many decorator colours, such as Sausage, Pepperoni, and Garbage. (1995-01-11)
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. 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 […]
noun 1. a harrow with a number of turning wheels rimmed with spikes, used for various soil treatments.
noun 1. a cultivating implement consisting of a row of wheels each with many fingerlike prongs, pulled over the ground to break up the soil and destroy weeds.