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tracker

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Pronunciation: /ˈtrakə
 
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Definition of tracker in English:

noun

1A person who tracks someone or something by following their trail: he operated as a police tracker in the Halls Creek area
More example sentences
  • From there, the trackers could follow the trail.
  • His body has never been found, despite months of searching that involved police agents, Aboriginal trackers and helicopters.
  • It is the story of an Aboriginal tracker who guides three police troopers in search of an accused Aboriginal man.
1.1A device that follows and records the movements of someone or something: electronic trackers are now showing ornithologists where the birds go
2 Finance An investment fund which aims to follow in value a stock market index or group of indexes.
Example sentences
  • Structured products such as trackers allow product providers to take out a margin they couldn't otherwise extract.
  • By saving money each month in a low-cost index tracker, you can take advantage of rising prices when the markets finally turn the corner.
  • Over the past year the average active fund is up 24 % before fees compared with a gain of 22 % for the typical tracker.
2.1A mortgage or savings product whose interest rate aims to follow a particular public interest rate.
Example sentences
  • Ulster Bank's tracker mortgage in this sector is, again, the cheapest, at 1.05 per cent above the ECB rate.
  • Brokers said the move by Permanent TSB comes as Ulster Bank enjoys huge success with a tracker product even though it is restricted to lowrisk borrowers with healthy loan-to-value ratios.
  • The loan itself is paid off by an alternative investment, such as an index tracker within an ISA wrapper that you're expected to set up.
3 Music A connecting rod in the mechanism of an organ.
Example sentences
  • The tracker mechanism continued in use into the 19th century and has been revived on present-day organs because it gives an immediacy of touch from key to pipe.
  • In the largest organs the trackers may be tens of metres long.
  • Fritts's are tracker organs, which create sound by a series of levers, springs, and push rods that open valves in a wind-chest to let air pass from bellows to pipes.

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