tracking

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Track \Track\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {tracked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {tracking}.] To follow the tracks or traces of; to pursue by following the marks of the feet; to trace; to trail; as, to track a deer in the snow.

It was often found impossible to track the robbers to their retreats among the hills and morasses. --Macaulay.

2. (Naut.) To draw along continuously, as a vessel, by a line, men or animals on shore being the motive power; to tow.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

tracking

noun

1: the pursuit (of a person or animal) by following tracks or marks they left behind [syn: {trailing}, {tracking}]


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