self-propelled

[self-pruh-peld, self-]
adjective
1.
propelled by itself.
2.
(of a vehicle) propelled by its own engine, motor, or the like, rather than drawn or pushed by a horse, locomotive, etc.
3.
(of a gun or a rocket launcher) having a vehicle as a base.
Also, self-propelling.


Origin:
1895–1900

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self-propelled
 
adj
(of a vehicle) provided with its own source of tractive power rather than requiring an external means of propulsion
 
self-pro'pelling
 
adj

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Newer kinds of combines are selfpropelled and use diesel engines for power.
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