(of a machine, vehicle, etc.) having a specified fuel or prime mover: a gasoline-powered engine; an engine-powered pump.

Origin of powered

First recorded in 1875–80; power + -ed2
Related formsnon·pow·ered, adjectiveself-pow·ered, adjectiveun·der·pow·ered, adjective
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Examples from the Web for self-powered

Historical Examples of self-powered

  • The inside telemetered equipment, of course, was self-powered.

    The Cosmic Computer

    Henry Beam Piper

  • The ship's mining equipment was on board, and the tools were self-powered.

    The Winds of Time

    James H. Schmitz

  • They had mounted a heavy machine-gun to point seaward and a self-powered spotlight, not turned on, rested nearby.

    The Sensitive Man

    Poul William Anderson