propelled by itself.
(of a vehicle) propelled by its own engine, motor, or the like, rather than drawn or pushed by a horse, locomotive, etc.
(of a gun or a rocket launcher) having a vehicle as a base.
- Sometimes self-pro·pel·ling .
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How to use self-propelled in a sentence
My childhood to D-list modeling career was nothing short of a self-propelled She's All That, and it was not glamorous.
Armoured Car, a self-propelled car completely protected by bullet-proof armour-plating.
Internal friction is of significance in all self-propelled vehicles and especially so at high speeds.American Rural Highways | T. R. Agg
Repetition is confirmation, and history is made up of just such self-propelled lies—fact founded on fiction.We Can't Have Everything | Rupert Hughes
My sweet little ever-victorious, self-propelled monkey wrench!Bread Overhead | Fritz Reuter Leiber
self-propelled caterpillar gun mounts were the subject of the most important of these experiments.America's Munitions 1917-1918 | Benedict Crowell
British Dictionary definitions for self-propelled
(of a vehicle) provided with its own source of tractive power rather than requiring an external means of propulsion
- self-propelling, adjective
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