A vehicle with a caterpillar track; a crawler.
Other Word Forms of Caterpillar
Origin of Caterpillar
Middle English catirpel, catirpeller probably alteration of Old North French catepelose cate cat (from Latin cattus) pelose hairy (from Latin pilōsus pilose)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Middle English catirpel, catirpeller, probably from Old Northern French catepelose (Modern French chat + pileux (“hairy cat”)), from Late Latin cattus + pilōsus.
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