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self-propelled

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Pronunciation: /sɛlfprəˈpɛld
 
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Definition of self-propelled in English:

adjective

Moving or able to move without external propulsion or agency: a self-propelled weapon
More example sentences
  • Tactical flexibility was also enhanced by mechanization and the self-propelled gun.
  • Included in the tank groups of close infantry support were regiments of self-propelled artillery that were to follow the attacking tanks and support them with the fire from their cannons.
  • Motor vehicles began to replace the horse in the early 20th century and self-propelled artillery became common during WW II.

Derivatives

self-propelling

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adjective
Example sentences
  • Work by these artists, in this view, connects back to a premodern world where the image had not yet been fed into the self-propelling, dialectical machinery of aestheticism, critique, and more aestheticism.
  • Constructed in the early 1960s for the U.S. Navy, Alvin is a three-person, self-propelling capsule-like submarine nearly eight meters long.
  • Conservation of mass is trivially satisfied for a self-propelling fish since the water entering the forward control surfaces must equal that leaving at the other side.

Words that rhyme with self-propelled

beheld, eld, geld, held, meld, upheld, weld, withheld

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