Definition of Caterpillar tread
1. Noun. An endless metal belt on which tracked vehicles move over the ground.
Generic synonyms: Belt
Specialized synonyms: Half Track
Group relationships: Tracked Vehicle
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Literary usage of Caterpillar tread
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Power and the plow by Edward Aloysius Rumely, Lynn Webster Ellis (1911)
"... in extremely soft ground, no device appears to be more successful than the substitution of a caterpillar tread for the ordinary round traction wheel. ..."
2. The Great War by George Henry Allen, Henry C. Whitehead, French Ensor Chadwick (1919)
"... revolving caterpillar tread, waddled forward with deliberate indifference to the hottest fire and the most formidable obstacles, spitting right and left ..."
3. The Army Behind the Army by Edward Alexander Powell (1919)
"... steam systems of propulsion as well as to ascertain the relative advantages of very large wheels and a specially articulated form of caterpillar tread. ..."
4. Writing for Print: A Handbook in Journalistic Composition, with Suggestions by Harry Franklin Harrington (1922)
"One of the major weapons developed in the great war was the caterpillar tread applied to tractors. It was invented by Benjamin Holt, who died at a hospital ..."
5. Agricultural Engineering: A Text Book for Students of Secondary Schools of by Jay Brownlee Davidson (1913)
"Where the soil is exceedingly soft, the caterpillar tread or creeping grip should be used. It is possible to use this type of tractor in marsh or swamp ..."
6. Fighting the Boche Underground by Harry Davis Trounce (1918)
"The caterpillar tread of this machine had broken, and it was then occupied by an infantry detail, the former tank crew having gone back to man another tank. ..."