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self-propulsion

[self-pruh-puhl-shuh n, self-] /ˈsɛlf prəˈpʌl ʃən, ˌsɛlf-/
noun
1.
propulsion by a vehicle's own engine, motor, or the like.
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  • But some use more active methods of self-propulsion, including shooting a stream of water from their mouths.
  • Instead, mobility is a result of give-and-take between the user's self-propulsion and the walker's automated reactions.
  • The boat designed by the students must be powered by oars, paddles, or other self-propulsion method.
  • Any vessel not equipped with a means of self-propulsion.
  • The camper did not have a motor and was not capable of self-propulsion.
  • Tank barge means a tank vessel not equipped with a means of self-propulsion.
  • Progressive self-propulsion in water by coordinated movement of tail, body, fins.

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