Last modified on 29 March 2015, at 03:05

self-starter

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

self- +‎ starter

NounEdit

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.