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self-propelled

[ self-pruh-peld, self- ]
/ ˈsɛlf prəˈpɛld, ˌsɛlf- /
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adjective
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.
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Origin of self-propelled

First recorded in 1895–1900
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British Dictionary definitions for self-propelled

self-propelled

adjective
(of a vehicle) provided with its own source of tractive power rather than requiring an external means of propulsion

Derived forms of self-propelled

self-propelling, adjective
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