trackway

noun
track·​way | \ ˈtrak-ˌwā How to pronounce trackway (audio) \

Definition of trackway

1 : a beaten or trodden path
2 : a series of fossil footprints (as of a dinosaur)

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Passenger trains still aren’t running yet on the new trackway. Seattle Times Staff, The Seattle Times, "Jury awards $17 million to 3 plaintiffs in deadly Amtrak derailment," 14 Sep. 2019 In some cases, the trackways ended at what appeared to be burrows, indicating that Yilingia was able to dig into sediments as well as traverse their surfaces. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Before life exploded in the Cambrian, there were worms," 4 Sep. 2019 After cutting power to the rails, officials learned the person in the trackway was alive. George Kelly, The Mercury News, "S.F. BART station reopens after medical emergency," 30 July 2019 Crews plan to replace 5,000 feet of rail, 10,000 feet of train control cable, six track switches that allow BART to redirect trains from line to line, and 2.8 million pounds of rock ballast to support the trackway. Rachel Swan, SFChronicle.com, "Delays expected with construction Friday night on BART’s Contra Costa line," 16 Aug. 2019 The San Francisco Fire Department removed a man from the westbound trackway who was injured under a train, BART spokesman Jim Allison said. Pete Grieve, SFChronicle.com, "BART suffers major delays after injured man removed from tracks in San Francisco," 7 Aug. 2019 The person was then removed from the trackway and taken to a local hospital. George Kelly, The Mercury News, "S.F. BART station reopens after medical emergency," 30 July 2019 Abundant fossil bones, teeth, trackways, and other hard evidence have revealed that Earth was the domain of the dinosaurs for at least 230 million years. Victoria Jaggard, National Geographic, "Why did the dinosaurs go extinct?," 31 July 2019 Transit officials will then have to evaluate the safety of the structures, trackway and rail systems. Gwendolyn Wu, SFChronicle.com, "Long-delayed Central Subway project in SF gets new manager," 25 July 2019

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First Known Use of trackway

1818, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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