self-propulsion
noun Date: 1874 propulsion by one's own power

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  • self-propulsion — /self preuh pul sheuhn, self /, n. propulsion by a vehicle s own engine, motor, or the like. * * * …   Universalium

  • self-propulsion — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun : propulsion by one s or its own power * * * /self preuh pul sheuhn, self /, n. propulsion by a vehicle s own engine, motor, or the like. * * * self propulˈsion noun • • • Main Entry: ↑self …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-propulsion — /sɛlf prəˈpʌlʃən/ (say self pruh pulshuhn) noun propulsion of oneself or itself …   Australian English 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

  • self-pro|pul|sion — «SEHLF pruh PUHL shuhn», noun. movement forward or onward by one s own power: »The charter contains no instrument of self propulsion (New York Times) …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Self-steering gear — is equipment used on ships and boats to maintain a chosen course without constant human action. It is also known by several other terms, such as autopilot (borrowed from aircraft and considered incorrect by some) and autohelm (technically a… …   Wikipedia

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

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

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