Origin of self-starter
Related formsself-start·ing, adjective
Examples from the Web for self-starter
Enough of your threatening to be a self-starter; now marks a turning point when you either do it or shut it.
When I came out my car refused to go; the self-starter appears to have gone on a strike.Shavings|Joseph C. Lincoln
In haste they scrambled aboard, and pressed the self-starter on the engine.Air Service Boys Over The Rhine|Charles Amory Beach
On the level Bud went into neutral and pressed the self-starter with a pessimistic deliberation.Cabin Fever|B. M. Bower