spoor


1spoor

noun \ˈspr, ˈspr\
plural spoor or spoors

Definition of SPOOR

1
:  a track, a trail, a scent, or droppings especially of a wild animal
2
:  a trace by which the progress of someone or something may be followed

Origin of SPOOR

Afrikaans, from Dutch; akin to Old English spor footprint, spoor, spurnan to kick — more at spurn
First Known Use: 1823

Other Hunting and Fishing Terms

chum, covert, creel, flense, pitfall, seine, skulk, trawl

2spoor

verb

Definition of SPOOR

transitive verb
:  to track by a spoor
intransitive verb
:  to track something by its spoor

First Known Use of SPOOR

1850

Other Hunting and Fishing Terms

chum, covert, creel, flense, pitfall, seine, skulk, spoor, trawl

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