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trail British & World English

A mark or a series of signs or objects left behind by the passage of someone or something

trail English Thesaurus

he left a trail of clues

hit the road British & World English

Set out on a journey

trail mix British & World English

A mixture of dried fruit and nuts eaten as a snack food, originally by walkers and campers

audit trail British & World English

A system that traces the detailed transactions relating to any item in an accounting record

fire trail British & World English

A track through forest or bush for use in fighting fires

paper trail British & World English

The total amount of written evidence of someone’s activities

trail arms British & World English

Let a rifle hang balanced in one hand and (in Britain) parallel to the ground

trail bike British & World English

A light motorcycle for use on rough terrain

trail boss British & World English

A foreman in charge of a cattle drive

Freedom Trail British & World English

A walking tour in Boston, Massachusetts, that takes visitors past historic sites relating to the American Revolution

nature trail British & World English

A signposted path through the countryside designed to draw attention to natural features

Oregon Trail British & World English

A route across the central US, from the Missouri to Oregon, some 3,000 km (2,000 miles) in length. It was used chiefly in the 1840s by settlers moving west

sawdust trail British & World English

The itinerary of a traveling gospel preacher

vapour trail British & World English

A trail of condensed water from an aircraft or rocket at high altitude, seen as a white streak against the sky

Chisholm Trail British & World English

A historic route over which 19th-century cowboys drove cattle for 1,500 miles (2,400 km) north from Texas to Abilene and other Kansas cities that had been reached by developing railroads

at the trail British & World English

With a rifle hanging balanced in one hand and (in Britain) parallel to the ground

Appalachian Trail British & World English

A 3,200-km (about 2,000-mile) footpath through the Appalachian Mountains from Mount Katahdin in Maine to Springer Mountain in Georgia

condensation trail British & World English

Another term for vapour trail.

Santa Fe Trail British & World English

A historic route, established in the 1820s, from St. Louis in Missouri to Santa Fe in New Mexico. Merchants and settlers used it until the Santa Fe Railroad was built in the 1870s

trail one's coat British & World English

Deliberately provoke a quarrel or fight

Ho Chi Minh Trail British & World English

A covert system of trails along Vietnam’s western frontier, a major supply route for North Vietnamese forces during the Vietnam War

Pacific Crest Trail British & World English

A recreational trail that extends from the Mexican to the Canadian border, from California to Washington, and that follows mountain ridges for 2,600 miles (4,200 km)

on the campaign trail British & World English

Engaged in a political campaign

Lewis and Clark Trail British & World English

The route of the Lewis and Clark expedition that explored the Louisiana Purchase from St. Louis in Missouri to the Pacific coast from 1804 until 1806. Official name Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail

blaze2 British & World English

Set an example by being the first to do something; pioneer

trail arms in trail British & World English

Let a rifle hang balanced in one hand and (in Britain) parallel to the ground

ski trail in trail British & World English

A downhill ski run or cross-country ski route

hit the road in hit British & World English

Set out on a journey

at the trail in trail British & World English

With a rifle hanging balanced in one hand and (in Britain) parallel to the ground

trail one's coat in trail British & World English

Deliberately provoke a quarrel or fight

trailblazer British & World English

A person who makes a new track through wild country

Sawdust Trail in sawdust trail British & World English

The itinerary of a traveling gospel preacher

breadcrumb trail in breadcrumb British & World English

A series of connected pieces of information or evidence

on the campaign trail in campaign British & World English

Engaged in a political campaign

Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail in Lewis and Clark Trail British & World English

The route of the Lewis and Clark expedition that explored the Louisiana Purchase from St. Louis in Missouri to the Pacific coast from 1804 until 1806. Official name Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail