Rotative engine
Rotative Ro"ta*tive, a. [Cf. F. rotatif.] turning, as a wheel; rotary; rotational. [1913 Webster]

This high rotative velocity of the sun must cause an equatorial rise of the solar atmosphere. --Siemens. [1913 Webster]

{Rotative engine}, a steam engine in which the reciprocating motion of the piston is transformed into a continuous rotary motion, as by means of a connecting rod, a working beam and crank, or an oscillating cylinder. [1913 Webster]


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