self-propelled


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self-propelled

(of a vehicle) provided with its own source of tractive power rather than requiring an external means of propulsion

self-propelled

[¦self prə¦peld]
(mechanical engineering)
Pertaining to a vehicle given motion by means of a self-contained motor.
(ordnance)
Pertaining to a gun mounted on a vehicle that has its own motive power.
Pertaining to a missile that is propelled by fuel carried by the missile itself, as in the case of a rocket.
Pertaining to a military unit having self-propelled guns.
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