amphibious tractor


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amphibious tractor

[am′fib·ē·əs ′trak·tər]
(ordnance)
A vehicle used for the movement of troops and cargo from ship to shore in the assault phase of amphibious operations, or for limited movement of troops and cargo over land or water. Abbreviated amtrac.
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In that sense, the only active units in the surf zone were landing crafts, which included amphibious tractors, able to surmount a coral reef but having a limited capacity to deal with artificial obstacles.

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