caterpillar track

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caterpillar track (plural caterpillar tracks)

  1. A continuous track in the form of a steel or rubber belt fitted instead of wheels to crawlers, bulldozers, tanks and similar off-road vehicles.
    Synonyms: continuous track, track

Usage notes[edit]

The name came originally from the Caterpillar Tractor Company, but is now common in uncapitalised form.