self-propelled love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Containing its own means of propulsion: a self-propelled golf cart.
  • adj. Fired from or mounted on a moving vehicle: a self-propelled howitzer.

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  • adj. Having its own means of propulsion that moves with it.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. moved forward by its own force or momentum
  • adj. containing within itself the means of propulsion or movement

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Once described as "self-propelled flowers", what butterflies do is no less fascinating than the gowns they wear.

    Are butterflies the UK's most beautiful endangered species? | Dan Flenley

  • At the same time, seeing the great difficulty with which towed artillery kept up with the armored columns, the Germans began to put more energy into the development of what is nowadays called the self-propelled gun: a medium howitzer mounted on a tank chassis.

    Deathride

  • But unlike the Saturn V, the new rocket is intended to carry self-propelled spacecraft that will separate from the rocket after leaving Earth's orbit and continue into deeper space.

    NASA's Aim for Rocket: Deep Space

  • NLOS-C was canceled in 2009, but the Army continues to spend on the Paladin Integrated Management program, its current self-propelled howitzer modernization.

    Pentagon Loses War to Zap Airborne Laser From Budget

  • Today, each 22-passenger, self-propelled carriage includes a fully stocked bar, panoramic windows and clubby, tropical wooden interiors.

    Chi-Chi Choo-Choos

  • When you have a whole nation taking up with a suicide cult, MG-42s, self-propelled guns, and cyanide (just in case you made a miscalculation) are going to be produced in amazing quantities at rapid speeds!

    Matthew Yglesias » The United States Has Always Been Rich

  • Hernando Wills , commander of Colombia's Navy of the Pacific, said authorities seized the vessel, which he calls an SPFS, a self-propelled fully submersible, just as drug runners were preparing for perhaps its maiden voyage.

    Colombia Captures Smugglers' Submarine

  • Hernando Wills, commander of Colombia's Navy of the Pacific, said authorities seized the vessel, which he calls an SPFS, a self-propelled fully submersible, just as drug runners were preparing for perhaps its maiden voyage.

    Colombia Finds Drug-Smuggling Sub

  • Tx #17 self-propelled replied to comment from Anonymous

    Science Question From a Toddler: What do blind people see? Boing Boing

  • In a report this year, the nonpartisan Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments noted several multibillion-dollar equipment programs that never led to the fielding of any new items, including Comanche, a stealth helicopter effort that cost $7.9 billion, and Crusader, a $2.2 billion investment in a self-propelled artillery system.

    Army Aims to Save by 'Buying Less, More Often'

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