A small, durable, general-purpose motor vehicle with four-wheel drive and a quarter-ton capacity, used by the US Army during and after World War II.
[Probably pronunciation of the letters GP, manufacturer's designation for this vehicle : G(overnment) + P, designator for 80-inch wheelbase reconnaissance car.]
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