Pronunciation: trāl
v. t.1.
[imp. & p. p. Trailed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Trailing.]
1.To hunt by the track; to track.
2.To draw or drag, as along the ground.
3.(Mil.) To carry, as a firearm, with the breech near the ground and the upper part inclined forward, the piece being held by the right hand near the middle.
4.To tread down, as grass, by walking through it; to lay flat.
5.To take advantage of the ignorance of; to impose upon.
v. i.1.To be drawn out in length; to follow after.
When his brother saw the red blood trail.
- Spenser.
2.To grow to great length, especially when slender and creeping upon the ground, as a plant; to run or climb.
n.1.A track left by man or beast; a track followed by the hunter; a scent on the ground by the animal pursued; as, a deer trail.
How cheerfully on the false trail they cry!
- Shak.
2.A footpath or road track through a wilderness or wild region; as, an Indian trail over the plains.
3.Anything drawn out to a length; as, the trail of a meteor; a trail of smoke.
4.Anything drawn behind in long undulations; a train.
5.Anything drawn along, as a vehicle.
6.A frame for trailing plants; a trellis.
7.The entrails of a fowl, especially of game, as the woodcock, and the like; - applied also, sometimes, to the entrails of sheep.
8.(Mil.) That part of the stock of a gun carriage which rests on the ground when the piece is unlimbered. See Illust. of Gun carriage, under Gun.
9.The act of taking advantage of the ignorance of a person; an imposition.
Trail boards
(Shipbuilding) the carved boards on both sides of the cutwater near the figurehead.
Trail net
a net that is trailed or drawn behind a boat.
- Wright.
Noun1.trail - a track or mark left by something that has passed; "there as a trail of blood"; "a tear left its trail on her cheek"
2.trail - a path or track roughly blazed through wild or hilly country
3.trail - evidence pointing to a possible solution; "the police are following a promising lead"; "the trail led straight to the perpetrator"
Synonyms: track, lead
Verb1.trail - to lag or linger behind; "But in so many other areas we still are dragging"
2.trail - go after with the intent to catch; "The policeman chased the mugger down the alley"; "the dog chased the rabbit"
3.trail - move, proceed, or walk draggingly pr slowly; "John trailed behind behis class mates"; "The Mercedes trailed behind the horse cart"
Synonyms: shack
4.trail - hang down so as to drag along the ground; "The bride's veiled trailed along the ground"
5.trail - drag loosely along a surface; allow to sweep the ground; "The toddler was trailing his pants"; "She trained her long scarf behind her"
Synonyms: train
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trail bike
Trail boards
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Trailing edge
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