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self-propulsion

[self-pruh-puhl-shuh n, self-]
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noun
  1. propulsion by a vehicle's own engine, motor, or the like.
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Examples from the Web for self-propulsion

Historical Examples

  • This scheme of self-propulsion saved the hire of a locomotive.

    Concrete Construction

    Halbert P. Gillette

  • How do the great minds generate this glorious means of self-propulsion?

    Laugh and Live

    Douglas Fairbanks

  • The early ships had no mode of self-propulsion, but the modern ones are being provided with their own power.

    Artificial Light

    M. Luckiesh


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