trackway

noun
track·​way | \ˈtrak-ˌwā \

Definition of trackway 

1 : a beaten or trodden path

2 : a series of fossil footprints (as of a dinosaur)

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Archaeologists found wooden posts that seemed to mark the route of the trackway, which seemed to lead up to a platform, Kennedy writes. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Neolithic Roadway, Possibly a Ritual Site, Discovered in England," 2 July 2018 Service alert: Due to car collision on trackway at Bethany Home, LR srv is terminating at Montebello. Arizona Republic, azcentral, "1 dead in Phoenix crash at 19th Avenue and Bethany Home; intersection, light rail closed," 8 July 2018 These artifacts offer compelling evidence to suggest that the trackway was a ritual site. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Neolithic Roadway, Possibly a Ritual Site, Discovered in England," 2 July 2018 Never cross or run in front of an approaching streetcar, and avoid entering the trackway from between two parked cars. Mary Spicuzza, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Hop safely: Milwaukee releases tips for driving, walking and biking near 'The Hop' streetcars," 20 June 2018 The trackways indicate a connection to burrowing, suggesting that whatever animal this was might have had a habit of digging into sediments and microbial mats. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Scientists Discover Oldest Animal Footprints Found on Earth," 7 June 2018 Limited access to the area, as well as its largely secret location, has helped keep the trackways there intact. Sid Perkins, Science | AAAS, "Ancient human-sloth hunt hinted at in 15,000-year-old footprints," 25 Apr. 2018 But not all scientists are convinced the New Mexico trackways chronicle an ancient hunt. Sid Perkins, Science | AAAS, "Ancient human-sloth hunt hinted at in 15,000-year-old footprints," 25 Apr. 2018 The site features remnants of the ancient animal's footprint trails, called trackways, and imprints of ancient soil, known as paleosols. Herald And News, OregonLive.com, "Columbian Mammoth tracks found at Fossil Lake," 5 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of trackway

1818, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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