self-propelled
adjective Date: 1869 1. containing within itself the means for its own propulsion <
a self-propelled vehicle
>
2. mounted on or fired from a moving vehicle <
a self-propelled gun
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • self-propelled — self′ propelled′ or self′ propel′ling adj. 1) propelled by itself 2) (of a vehicle) propelled by its own engine, motor, or the like 3) mil (of a gun or rocket launcher) having a vehicle as a base • Etymology: 1895–1900 …   From formal English to slang

  • self-propelled — [self′prə peld′] adj. propelled by its own motor or power: also self propelling …   English World dictionary

  • self-propelled — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ moving or able to move without external propulsion or agency. DERIVATIVES self propelling adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • self-propelled — /self preuh peld , self /, adj. 1. propelled by itself. 2. (of a vehicle) propelled by its own engine, motor, or the like, rather than drawn or pushed by a horse, locomotive, etc. 3. (of a gun or a rocket launcher) having a vehicle as a base.… …   Universalium

  • self-propelled — /sɛlf prəˈpɛld/ (say self pruh peld) adjective 1. propelled by itself. 2. (of a vehicle, etc.) propelled by its own engine, motor, or the like, rather than drawn or pushed by a horse, locomotive, etc. –self propelling, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • self-propelled — adjective Having its own means of propulsion that moves with it. Syn: automotive, self propelling …   Wiktionary

  • self-propelled — adjective moving or able to move without external propulsion or agency. Derivatives self propelling adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • self-propelled — adj. (esp. of a motor vehicle etc.) moving or able to move without external propulsion. Derivatives: self propelling adj …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-propelled — powered by itself or by its own engine …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Self-propelled travel — is a way of travelling using only human powered transport. This includes non motorized machines such as a bicycle or skateboard. Self propelled travel is used to commute short distances or even for much longer distances such as bicycle touring.… …   Wikipedia

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