half-track

noun \ ˈhaf-ˌtrak , ˈhäf- \

Definition of half-track

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

or half-tracked play \ˈhaf-ˌtrakt, ˈhäf-\ adjective

First Known Use of half-track

1935


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