half-track


half-track

half-track [ 'alftrak ] n. m.
• 1946; mot angl. amér. « semi-traction »
Anglic. Milit. Véhicule blindé, semi-chenillé. Des half-tracks.

half-track
n. m. MILIT Véhicule blindé et équipé de chenilles à l'arrière. Des half-tracks.

half-track ['alftʀak] n. m.
ÉTYM. 1946, in Höfler; mot angl. des États-Unis « semi-traction », de half « demi », et track au sens de « chenille ».
Anglic. Milit. Véhicule blindé, semi-chenillé. || Des half-tracks.
1 C'est un petit garçon avec un casque trop grand pour lui (…) Il est adossé à un half-track, il tient encore son fusil contre son cœur comme un ours en peluche.
Roger Nimier, le Hussard bleu, p. 29 (1950).
2 Des tanks, des half-tracks, et des jeeps des deux divisions, fusaient les rires joyeux des soldats et des Parisiennes.
D. Lapierre et L. Collins, Paris brûle-t-il ?, p. 430.

Encyclopédie Universelle. 2012.

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