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half-track

[′haf ‚trak]
(mechanical engineering)
A chain-track drive system for a vehicle; consists of an endless metal belt on each side of the vehicle driven by one of two inside sprockets and running on bogie wheels; the revolving belt lays down on the ground a flexible track of cleated steel or hard-rubber plates; the front end of the vehicle is supported by a pair of wheels.
A motor vehicle equipped with half-tracks.
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During this advance, an M3 half-track towing a 57mm anti-tank gun was trying to reach the summit of Hill 500.
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Also aboard the ship were half-track vehicles headed to England for the D-Day invasion.
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These attachments range from full and half-tracks to complete rollers and graders and to smaller items such as external magnetos, water pumps, governors and seat springs.
RUMBLING OUT OF PARIS late on September 14, 1944, a convoy of troop-filled American half-tracks, trucks, and jeeps left the City of Light behind and rolled east.