caterpillar tread


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  • noun

Synonyms for caterpillar tread

an endless metal belt on which tracked vehicles move over the ground

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O'Donnell claimed Paul had lied because the former Texas congressman claimed "tanks" had been used in Boston streets, and the military-style armored cars and humvees used on Boston streets had wheels instead of the caterpillar treads employed by tanks.
There was even a one-man tank with Caterpillar treads.
The Crawler will move on caterpillar treads up the narrow tunnel, filming its progress as it goes.
Another recent application exploits Nyrim's excellent impact and fatigue resistance in track pads for caterpillar treads on heavy equipment working in peat bogs, swampland, and membrane-lined landfill sites.