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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.


propulsion of a vehicle through its own source of tractive power rather than by an external means
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