Caterpillar track
Caterpillar track Cat"er*pil`lar track, n. an endless belt looped over several wheels, used in pairs in place of wheels to propel vehicles, such as tractors or military tanks, over rough ground. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • caterpillar track — noun an endless metal belt on which tracked vehicles move over the ground • Syn: ↑track, ↑caterpillar tread • Hypernyms: ↑belt • Hyponyms: ↑half track • Part Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Caterpillar track™ — ˈtank tread 8 [tank tread] noun (especially NAmE) (also ˈCaterpillar track™ especially in BrE) …   Useful english dictionary

  • caterpillar track — noun Continuous track in the form of a steel or rubber belt fitted instead of wheels to bulldozers, tanks and similar vehicles …   Wiktionary

  • caterpillar track — /ˈkætəpɪlə ˌtræk/ (say katuhpiluh .trak) noun → endless track. {trademark} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Caterpillar D11 — General Characteristics Engineering Role:Heavy bulldozerPropulsion:Caterpillar tracksEngine model:CAT 3508 (D11R) CAT 3508B (D11R CD)Gross power:698 kW (935 hp)Flywheel power:634 kW (850 hp)Operation Weight:230,100 …   Wikipedia

  • Caterpillar (disambiguation) — * Caterpillar, the larval form of an insect * Caterpillar Inc., the industrial equipment manufacturer * Continuous track, also known as a caterpillar track, used on some construction equipment and off road vehicles * Caterpillar (Alice s… …   Wikipedia

  • Caterpillar — n trademark ↑exhaust, ↑cab, ↑caterpillar tracks also Caterpillar track a metal belt made of short connected pieces that is fastened over the wheels of a heavy vehicle to help it to move over soft ground ▪ a Caterpillar tractor (=a vehicle fitted… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • caterpillar — ► NOUN 1) the larva of a butterfly or moth. 2) (also caterpillar track or tread) trademark an articulated steel band passing round the wheels of a vehicle for travel on rough ground. ORIGIN perhaps from a variant of Old French chatepelose hairy… …   English terms dictionary

  • Caterpillar D6 — The Caterpillar D6 track type tractor is a medium bulldozer manufactured by Caterpillar Inc.Caterpillar first introduced the D6 in 1959 with the D6B. I worked on Caterpillar D6 tractors in 1955, so I am sure the preceding sentance is incorrect.… …   Wikipedia

  • caterpillar tread — noun an endless metal belt on which tracked vehicles move over the ground • Syn: ↑track, ↑caterpillar track • Hypernyms: ↑belt • Hyponyms: ↑half track • Part Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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