from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A lightly armored military motor vehicle having continuous tracks in the rear for power and conventional wheels in front for steering.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A vehicle combining both wheels and treads (caterpillar tracks).
- adj. Describing such a vehicle; half-tracked
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. having caterpillar treads on the rear and wheels in front.
- n. a half-tracked vehicle; -- used mostly of armored military vehicles.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a motor vehicle propelled by half tracks; frequently used by the military
- n. a track that goes around only rear wheels
- adj. having caterpillar treads on the rear and wheels in front
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Link johnny drove the half-track because we could not find a jeep
Molly brought three packs out from the back of the half-track, and Peter threw the last small bits of concrete away from where Cal was working.
At this time we could hear and see the German half-track vehicles entering Lamia, thus effectively cutting off our retreat in that direction even if we had transport.
Members of the Fauquier School Board figured that if Stribling could drive a half-track, he could drive a school bus.
The Israeli embassy decided not to make an issue of the half-track snafu, but Senators Hubert H.
Matters had been made worse by the fuss over the American shipment of arms and ammunition to Saudi Arabia and the announcement about the roadblock to delivering half-track vehicles to Israel.64
Unknown to the White House or the State Department, on May 10, a Customs Bureau official in New York had blocked the shipment of twenty-one Army surplus half-track vehicles with caterpillar treads in the back and conventional wheels in front to Israel because they were not covered by a valid export license.
It bounces into the street and slides a couple meters down the roadway until it's run over and crushed by a half-track full of rifle-brandishing yrkhs.
As they climbed the long, sloping trail they had entered by, the half-track was clipped by a few parting shots.
The aim, as with the design of a whole family of partially tracked personnel and transport vehicles the equivalent to the American half-track was the replacement of wheeled and towed field and antitank guns as well as the elimination of truck-borne infantry.