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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


or self′-propel′ling

  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.

    Category: Military

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. automotive, self-propelled, self-propelling(adj)

    containing within itself the means of propulsion or movement

    "a self-propelled vehicle"

  2. self-propelled, self-propelling(adj)

    moved forward by its own force or momentum

    "a self-propelled egotist"; "the arms program is now self-propelled"


  1. self-propelled(Adjective)

    Having its own means of propulsion that moves with it.


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