Efe Sodje endured a mixed day as he put Huddersfield ahead but gifted Torquay their equaliser after the break.
Sodje headed in Tony Carss' cross for his first goal of the season and he and John McAliskey also hit the woodwork.
Torquay keeper Oli Gottskalksson denied Chris Brandon, Danny Schofield and Jon Worthington as Town dominated.
But United snatched a point with their only effort on goal as Sodje's clearance bounced and Kevin Hill fired home from 20 yards.
Huddersfield: Rachubka, Brown, Efetobore Sodje, Clarke,Holdsworth, Brandon, Worthington, Carss, Schofield,Akpo Sodje (Fowler 66), McAliskey.Subs Not Used: Senior, Ahmed, McCombe, Lloyd.
Goals: Efetobore Sodje 24.
Torquay: Gottskalksson, Villis (Phillips 45), Taylor, Woods,McGlinchey, Lopes (Story 78), Robinson, Gosling (Hockley 53),Hill, Woodman, Akinfenwa.Subs Not Used: Pulis, Skinner.
Booked: Gosling, Woodman.
Goals: Hill 56.
Referee: D Drysdale (Lincolnshire).