[haf-trak, hahf-] /ˈhæfˌtræk, ˈhɑf-/

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 especially on military vehicles.
a motor vehicle with rear driving wheels on caterpillar treads.
Military. an armored vehicle equipped with half-tracks.
a vehicle with caterpillar tracks on the wheels that supply motive power only

also halftrack, type of military vehicle, 1927, from half + track (n.).

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