half-track

noun

ˈhaf-ˌtrak How to pronounce half-track (audio)
ˈhäf-
1
: an endless chain-track drive system that propels a vehicle supported in front by a pair of wheels
2
: a motor vehicle propelled by half-tracks
specifically : one lightly armored for military use
half-track adjective
or half-tracked
ˈhaf-ˌtrakt How to pronounce half-track (audio)
ˈhäf-

Word History

First Known Use

1925, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of half-track was in 1925

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Cite this Entry

“Half-track.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/half-track. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

half-track

noun
-ˌtrak
1
: an endless-chain track used in place of a rear wheel on a heavy-duty vehicle
2
: a motor vehicle moved by half-tracks

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