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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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LMG37164M80D, (233) the District Court of New Jersey, also relying on Miami River, held that four houseboats lacking self-propulsion were nonetheless vessels because they were not permanently moored and "[could] be towed to a new marina without substantial effort." (234) The court in Sea Village Marina also did not discuss at length the design elements of the floating crafts in question.
The autopilot self-propulsion of Schubert's Ninth Symphony fared better (one can imagine the composer grinning down as he counted his pay-by-the-note, never mind the cost to the players).
The self-propulsion is e variable solid state speed control that can go as slow as one foot per minute and then accelerate up to 4 mph.
After you've made sure the self-propulsion drive clutch is disengaged, go slow to avoid tow bar and axle damage.
When your vacuum starts to lose cleaning power, requiring multiple passes to get an area clean, or the self-propulsion loses its zip, chances are you need to change the vacuum agitator belt.
-- Involvement by Suzuki in construction of a self-propulsion barge, establishment of diesel-powered generating facilities and procurements of diesel fuel for the Northern Territories was not found.
Designed to reduce set-up time and surgical team fatigue, it includes electric self-propulsion and fingertip controls.
At the same time, these albeit exaggerated steps prove crucial for the next phase; once airborne, she experiences the plane flight as her own self-propulsion.
Over time, the resident may come to expect this type of assistance from staff and forgo any attempt at self-propulsion.
These two characteristics are the fuel of self-propulsion. The specific skills essential to self-propulsion that the schools are responsible for developing are the first order of required programs.
Self-propulsion is a core empowerment of interactive multimedia.
Maintained in proper position by some form of self-propulsion, a distraction decoy should be able to cause an angle deception early enough and far enough from the protected ship to cause a detectable bearing rate that would allow hard-kill systems such as CWIS and NATO Sea Sparrow to avoid engagement and save weapons.