trademark — used for a tractor made for use on rough or soft ground and moved on two endless metal belts

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  • 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 — ● Caterpillar nom masculin (nom déposé) Engin de travaux publics. caterpillar [katɛʀpilaʀ] n. m. ÉTYM. 1913, in D. D. L.; mot angl., « chenille » (larve du papillon). ❖ 1 Véhicule à chenilles de la marque de ce nom. Par ext. et abusivt (vx) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Caterpillar — Caterpillar®   [ kætəpɪlə, englisch] der, s/ (s), Raupenschlepper, der besonders beim Straßenbau eingesetzt wird. * * * Ca|ter|pil|lar [ kætəpɪlə], der; s, [s] [engl. caterpillar]: bes. beim Straßenbau eingesetzter Raupenschlepper …   Universal-Lexikon

  • caterpillar — mid 15c., catyrpel, probably altered (by association with M.E. piller plunderer; see PILLAGE (Cf. pillage)) from O.N.Fr. caterpilose (O.Fr. chatepelose), lit. hairy cat (probably in ref. to the wooly bear variety), from L.L. catta cat + pilosus… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Caterpillar — Caterpillar; caterpillar; …   English syllables

  • 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® — {{hw}}{{caterpillar®}}{{/hw}}Nome commerciale di veicolo cingolato, impiegato su terreni accidentati e per lavori stradali ed edilizi …   Enciclopedia di italiano

  • caterpillar — [kat′ər pil΄ər; kat′əpil΄ər] n. [ME catirpel < NormFr catepilose (OFr chatepelose), lit., hairy cat < L catta, CAT1 + pilosus < pilus, hair: see PILE2] the wormlike larva of various insects, esp. of a butterfly or moth ☆ [C ] trademark… …   English World dictionary

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