Definition for RO'TA-RY

RO'TA-RY, a. [L. rota, a wheel, W. rhod, Sp. rueda, Port. roda, Arm. rod, Fr. roue, G. and D. rad; Malayan, rata, a chariot; allied to W. rhedu, to run. So car is allied to L. curro.]

Turning, as a wheel on its axis; as, rotary motion.

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