self-propelled

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

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 Defined for English Language Learners

self-propelled

Definition of self-propelled for English Language Learners

  • : able to move itself by means of a motor


SELF-PROPELLED Defined for Kids

self-propelled

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

Definition of self-propelled for Students

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


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