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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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Ever since I first saw a halftrack in a war film as a boy, I've wanted one.
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As we advanced, we ran into enemy demolitions, but the ground was dry and we were able to bypass them with my halftrack and two quarter-ton jeeps.
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Later in the day on my second mission, I destroyed a halftrack with a thousand-pounder and nearly mushed into the tree when pulling out, but that was nothing to match the sight of a Tiger tank flipping over.
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That was a ride,'' said Dixon, who rode out a wheelstand near halftrack.
For the four-mile trip back to the barracks, I hitched a ride in a WWII halftrack.
This is just fantastic,'' said Cowin, who was running 278 mph at halftrack.
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Suddenly a Blue halftrack topped the hill to the south and the Reds opened up with all their firepower (waving red flags).