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self-propulsion

[ self-pruh-puhl-shuh n, self- ]
/ ˈsɛlf prəˈpʌl ʃən, ˌsɛlf- /
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noun

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

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Nearby words

self-produced, self-professed, self-promotion, self-pronouncing, self-propelled, self-propulsion, self-protection, self-publish, self-published, self-punishment, self-purification
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Examples from the Web for self-propulsion

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

    Concrete Construction|Halbert P. Gillette
  • 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