self-starter

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

self- +‎ starter

Noun[edit]

self-starter ‎(plural self-starters)

  1. A person who shows initiative and resourcefulness.
  2. A mechanism (usually one operated by electricity, compressed air, a spring, or an explosive gas), attached to an internal-combustion engine, as on an automobile, and used as a means of starting the engine without cranking it by hand.