caterpillar caterpillar  /ˈkæ tə ˌpɪ lər/


  1. (n) a wormlike and often brightly colored and hairy or spiny larva of a butterfly or moth
  2. (n) a large tracked vehicle that is propelled by two endless metal belts; frequently used for moving earth in construction and farm work


  1. The white caterpillar was 60 ft.
  2. Even when the caterpillar turns into a chrysalis, they stay on guard until it emerges as a butterfly and flutters freely away.
  3. To put its prey in a proper state of torpor, the caterpillar-hunting wasp sometimes shoots the caterpillar 13 times, once for each segment.


  1. February 2014 Options Now Available For Caterpillar

    Investors in Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) saw new options become available today, for the February 2014 expiration. One of the key data points that goes into the price an option buyer is willing to pay, is the time value, so with 243 days until expiration the newly available contracts represent a possible opportunity for sellers of puts or calls to achieve a higher premium than would be ...
    on June 24, 2013     Source: Forbes

  2. Caterpillar layoffs of 260 employees begin Monday

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Approximately 260 Caterpillar employees and union members will find themselves out of work for an indefinite period...
    on June 24, 2013     Source: FOX 6 Milwaukee

  3. Caterpillar Global Sales Down 7% in 3 Months to the End of May

    Caterpillar Global Sales Down 7% in 3 Months to the End of May
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

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  1. "The CEO of Caterpillar said that if this American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan is passed, his company would be able to rehire some of the employees they've been forced to lay off," Obama said in a statement, referring to Jim Owens, chief...
    on Feb 12, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Bloomberg

  2. "Caterpillar is a firm that makes earthmoving equipment and which works mainly in the United States. The collapse in demand has been 80 per cent," Mr Sarkozy said, in an interview with Europe 1. "I will save the site. I will meet the union...
    on Apr 1, 2009 By: Nicolas Sarkozy Source: Melbourne Herald Sun

  3. "To represent a well-known global brand like Caterpillar is an honor," said Richard Childress , president and CEO of RCR. "Cat products have played a big part over the decades in construction projects at RCR, Childress Vineyards and Yadkin...
    on Jun 18, 2008 By: Richard Childress Source: Earthtimes (press release)

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