self-propulsion

[self-pruh-puhl-shuh n, self-]
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. self-produced,
  2. self-professed,
  3. self-promotion,
  4. self-pronouncing,
  5. self-propelled,
  6. self-protection,
  7. self-publish,
  8. self-published,
  9. self-punishment,
  10. 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