Definition of trackway in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtrakwā/


1A path formed by the repeated treading of people or animals.
Example sentences
  • Although the 105 Uhangri tracks are variable with respect to depth and size, they appear to have been made by the same kind of animal because they form trackways.
  • The modern trackways all had drag traces from gastropod shells.
  • More importantly, the traces do not form an organized trackway and the traces are all alike with no distinction between fore and hind feet.
1.1An ancient roadway.
Example sentences
  • The Duxford enclosure stood at a significant point in the landscape, overlooking the point where the Icknield Way - the major trackway from Wessex to East Anglia - crosses the River Cam.
  • Pre-Inclosure maps show patterns of fields, trackways, roads and hedges in the valley that must be prehistoric because they are cut across by Roman roads and other Roman features.
  • Levels of population, for example, played a crucial role in the development of roads and trackways; so, too, standards of law and order and political structures.

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Syllabification: track·way

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