Pronunciation: (haf'trak", häf'-), [key]
1. a caterpillar tread that runs over and under the rear or driving wheels of a vehicle but is not connected with the forward wheels: used esp. on military vehicles.
2. a motor vehicle with rear driving wheels on caterpillar treads.
3. Mil.an armored vehicle equipped with half-tracks. Also,half'track".
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