caterpillar tread


caterpillar tread
caterpillar tracks, treads on wheels for the purpose of gripping rough terrain (e.g. tractors, tanks, etc.)

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • caterpillar tread — noun an endless metal belt on which tracked vehicles move over the ground • Syn: ↑track, ↑caterpillar track • Hypernyms: ↑belt • Hyponyms: ↑half track • Part Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • caterpillar track — noun an endless metal belt on which tracked vehicles move over the ground • Syn: ↑track, ↑caterpillar tread • Hypernyms: ↑belt • Hyponyms: ↑half track • Part Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • tread — treader, n. /tred/, v., trod, trodden or trod, treading, n. v.i. 1. to set down the foot or feet in walking; step; walk. 2. to step, walk, or trample so as to press, crush, or injure something (usually fol. by on or upon): to tread on a person s… …   Universalium

  • 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

  • Tread — The tread of a tire or caterpillar track refers to the rubber on its circumference that makes contact with the road. As tires are used, the tread is worn down limiting their effectiveness in providing traction. A worn tire tread can be replaced… …   Wikipedia

  • Caterpillar track™ — ˈtank tread 8 [tank tread] noun (especially NAmE) (also ˈCaterpillar track™ especially in BrE) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Caterpillar — n. 1 a the larva of a butterfly or moth. b (in general use) any similar larva of various insects. 2 (Caterpillar) a (in full Caterpillar track or tread) propr. a steel band passing round the wheels of a tractor etc. for travel on rough ground. b… …   Useful english dictionary

  • caterpillar — n. 1 a the larva of a butterfly or moth. b (in general use) any similar larva of various insects. 2 (Caterpillar) a (in full Caterpillar track or tread) propr. a steel band passing round the wheels of a tractor etc. for travel on rough ground. b… …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 ME: perh. from a var. of OFr. chatepelose, lit. hairy cat …   English new terms dictionary

  • tank tread — ˈtank tread 8 [tank tread] noun (especially NAmE) (also ˈCaterpillar track™ especially in BrE) …   Useful english dictionary