Track scale
Track Track, n. [OF. trac 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}.] 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. [1913 Webster]

The bright track of his fiery car. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. A mark or impression left by the foot, either of man or beast; trace; vestige; footprint. [1913 Webster]

Far from track of men. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. (Zo["o]l.) The entire lower surface of the foot; -- said of birds, etc. [1913 Webster]

4. A road; a beaten path. [1913 Webster]

Behold Torquatus the same track pursue. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

5. Course; way; as, the track of a comet. [1913 Webster]

6. A path or course laid out for a race, for exercise, etc. [1913 Webster]

7. (Railroad) The permanent way; the rails. [1913 Webster]

8. [Perhaps a mistake for tract.] A tract or area, as of land. [Obs.] ``Small tracks of ground.'' --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

{Track scale}, a railway scale. See under {Railway}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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