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To follow the tracks or traces of; to pursue by following the marks of the feet; to trace; to trail; as, to track a deer in the snow. It was often found impossible to track the robbers to their retreats among the hills and morasses. (Macaulay)
2. To draw along continuously, as a vessel, by a line, men or animals on shore being the motive power; to tow.
Origin: tracked; tracking.
1. A mark left by something that has passed along; as, the track, or wake, of a ship; the track of a meteor; the track of a sled or a wheel. The bright track of his fiery car. (Shak)
2. A mark or impression left by the foot, either of man or beast; trace; vestige; footprint. Far from track of men. (milton)
3. (Science: zoology) The entire lower surface of the foot;-said of birds, ect.
4. A road; a beaten path. Behold Torquatus the same track pursue. (Dryden)
5. Course; way; as, the track of a comet.
6. A path or course laid out for a race, for exercise, ect.
7. The permanent way; the rails.
8. a mistake for tract A tract or area, as of land. Small tracks of ground. Track scale, a railway scale. See Railway.
Origin: OF.t
rac track of horses, mules, trace of animals; of Teutonic origin; cf.D.trek a drawing, trekken to draw, travel, march, MHG. Trechen, pret. Trach. Cf. Trick.

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