half-track


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half-track

(hăf′trăk′, häf′-)
n.
A lightly armored military motor vehicle having continuous tracks in the rear for power and conventional wheels in front for steering.

half-track

n
(Military) a vehicle with caterpillar tracks on the wheels that supply motive power only
ˈhalf-ˌtracked adj

half′-track`

or half′track`,



n.
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 esp. on military vehicles.
2. a motor vehicle with rear driving wheels on caterpillar treads.
3. Mil. an armored vehicle equipped with half-tracks.
[1925–30]
half′-tracked`, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.half-track - having caterpillar treads on the rear and wheels in front; "half-track armored vehicles"
tracked - having tracks; "new snow tracked by rabbits"; "tracked vehicles"
Translations

half-track

[ˈhɑːfˈtræk] Ncamión m semi-oruga
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