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[self-drahyv] /ˈsɛlfˈdraɪv/
adjective, Chiefly British
of, for, designating, or providing a car that is rented for personal use, without a hired driver.
Origin of self-drive
1950-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for self-drive
  • The self-drive car-rental business is in its infancy, although optimists believe this will change.
  • Boat trips can be booked with both self-drive and bus trips.
  • Visitors can choose from an escorted, luxury coach tour, an independent coach tour or a self-drive tour.
  • Packages can include partial rail travel, self-drive side trips and additional hotel nights at an extra charge.
  • The resident was noted to have a low self-drive and a history of multiple falls.
British Dictionary definitions for self-drive


denoting or relating to a hired car that is driven by the hirer
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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