HALFTRACK

half-track

[haf-trak, hahf-]
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.
Also, halftrack.


Origin:
1925–30

half-tracked, adjective
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half-track
 
n
a vehicle with caterpillar tracks on the wheels that supply motive power only
 
'half-tracked
 
adj

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