- The definition of self propelled is something that moves, progresses or acts on its own power without needing outside help.
An example of self propelled is a lawnmower that draws from its own power to go up hills and to move along the grass.
self-propelled definition by Webster's New World
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propelled by its own motor or power
self-propelled definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Containing its own means of propulsion: a self-propelled golf cart.
- Fired from or mounted on a moving vehicle: a self-propelled howitzer.
- selfˌ-pro·pulˈsion noun