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1. Containing its own means of propulsion: a self-propelled golf cart.
2. Fired from or mounted on a moving vehicle: a self-propelled howitzer.
self′-pro·pul′sion (-pŭl′shən) n.
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(Mechanical Engineering) (of a vehicle) provided with its own source of tractive power rather than requiring an external means of propulsion
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1. propelled by itself.
2. (of a vehicle) propelled by its own engine, motor, or the like.
3. (of a gun or rocket launcher) having a vehicle as a base.
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|Adj.||1.||self-propelled - containing within itself the means of propulsion or movement; "a self-propelled vehicle"|
moving - in motion; "a constantly moving crowd"; "the moving parts of the machine"
|2.||self-propelled - moved forward by its own force or momentum; "a self-propelled egotist"; "the arms program is now self-propelled"|
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