Definitions for half-track

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


or half′track`

  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.

    Category: Automotive

  2. a motor vehicle with rear driving wheels on caterpillar treads.

    Category: Automotive

  3. Mil. an armored vehicle equipped with half-tracks.

    Category: Military

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. half track(noun)

    a motor vehicle propelled by half tracks; frequently used by the military

  2. half track(adj)

    a track that goes around only rear wheels

  3. half-track, half-tracked(adj)

    having caterpillar treads on the rear and wheels in front

    "half-track armored vehicles"


  1. half-track(Noun)

    A vehicle combining both wheels and treads (caterpillar tracks).

  2. half-track(Adjective)

    Describing such a vehicle; half-tracked


  1. Half-track

    A half-track is a civilian or military vehicle with regular wheels at the front for steering and continuous tracks at the back to propel the vehicle and carry most of the load. The purpose of this combination is to produce a vehicle with the cross-country capabilities of a tank and the handling of a wheeled vehicle.


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