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half-track

[haf-trak, hahf-] /ˈhæfˌtræk, ˈhɑf-/
noun
1.
a caterpillar tread that runs over and under the rear or driving wheels of a vehicle but is not connected with the forward wheels: used especially on military vehicles.
2.
a motor vehicle with rear driving wheels on caterpillar treads.
3.
Military. an armored vehicle equipped with half-tracks.
Origin of half-track
1925-1930
1925-30
Related forms
half-tracked, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for half-track

half-track

noun
1.
a vehicle with caterpillar tracks on the wheels that supply motive power only
Derived Forms
half-tracked, adjective
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Word Origin and History for half-track
n.

also halftrack, type of military vehicle, 1927, from half + track (n.).

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