|1.||[ noun ] (zoology) a wormlike and often brightly colored and hairy or spiny larva of a butterfly or moth|
|Related terms:||larva silkworm measuring_worm potato_tuberworm tussock_caterpillar cutworm beet_armyworm fall_armyworm tobacco_hornworm tomato_hornworm tent_caterpillar silkworm lappet_caterpillar armyworm webworm corn_borer bollworm cabbageworm woolly_bear cankerworm Lepidoptera|
|2.||[ adjective ] having caterpillar treads or tracks on the wheels|
"a caterpillar-tracked earthmover"
|3.||[ noun ] (trademark) a large vehicle that is driven by caterpillar tracks; frequently used for moving earth in construction and farm work|
|Related terms:||tractor tracked_vehicle caterpillar_tread trademark|