self-propelled

adjective
self-pro·​pelled | \ ˌself-prə-ˈpeld How to pronounce self-propelled (audio) \

Definition of self-propelled

1 : containing within itself the means for its own propulsion a self-propelled vehicle
2 : mounted on or fired from a moving vehicle a self-propelled gun

First Known Use of self-propelled

1812, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Self-propelled.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-propelled. Accessed 17 Apr. 2021.

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self-propelled

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of self-propelled

: able to move itself by means of a motor

self-propelled

adjective
self-pro·​pelled | \ ˌself-prə-ˈpeld \

Kids Definition of self-propelled

: containing within itself the means for its own movement a self-propelled lawn mower

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