[ self-pruh-puhl-shuhn, self- ]

  1. propulsion by a vehicle's own engine, motor, or the like.

Words Nearby self-propulsion Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use self-propulsion in a sentence

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

    Artificial Light | M. Luckiesh
  • How do the great minds generate this glorious means of self-propulsion?

    Laugh and Live | Douglas Fairbanks
  • This scheme of self-propulsion saved the hire of a locomotive.

    Concrete Construction | Halbert P. Gillette