Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Moving or able to move without external propulsion or agency.‘a self-propelled weapon’
mechanized, machine-driven, automated, automatic, motor-driven, power-drivenView synonyms
- ‘Separate tank and self-propelled artillery gun units were attached to combined-arms armies.’
- ‘They have proved adept at using self-propelled anti-aircraft guns such as the BOV-3 in the ground role.’
- ‘The solution was to lower harvesting costs and increase harvesting capacity with a mechanical, self-propelled pea harvester.’
- ‘They used for the first time at Kursk self-propelled artillery regiments that proved to be an effective means of support to tank and infantry attacks.’
- ‘He is hypnotised by the reality of his own creation, and his only cause for regret is that he will never be able to experience this self-propelled phenomenon from every available angle.’
- ‘Motor vehicles began to replace the horse in the early 20th century and self-propelled artillery became common during WW II.’
- ‘Strand jacks or self-propelled modular trailers do the lifting and moving.’
- ‘Tank destroyer weapons could be either towed or self-propelled.’
- ‘Having been born since the country's rail network closed in 1975, the three had never seen or ridden on a moving train, other than a self-propelled wagon.’
- ‘The company makes the Crusader, a self-propelled howitzer that operates like a tank.’
- ‘Looking like two fused Razor scooters, this sleek, self-propelled triwheeler goes up to 15 mph.’
- ‘Once, when they had moved hives onto a self-propelled rail car, it slid down slippery rails, wet from rain, and turned over with six farmers riding on it.’
- ‘Most self-propelled systems have numerous moving parts that require lubrication.’
- ‘The so-called missile tractors, which are all-terrain self-propelled vehicles, will be used for emergency situations, such as forest fires.’
- ‘The author explains in good detail the selection and operation of engines, power trains and their applications in agricultural tractors and other self-propelled machines.’
- ‘Because of high-density altitudes and the severe climate in Afghanistan, no towed artillery or self-propelled artillery was shipped into theater.’
- ‘Underneath, a typical caption would describe the importance of such cheap forms of mobile artillery, especially for a country short on mortars and self-propelled artillery.’
- ‘In conclusion, we have directly measured the onset of dynamic correlation in randomly moving self-propelled particles.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Tactical flexibility was also enhanced by mechanization and the self-propelled gun.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.