trackway

noun

track·​way ˈtrak-ˌwā How to pronounce trackway (audio)
1
: a beaten or trodden path
2
: a series of fossil footprints (as of a dinosaur)

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Researchers published their Glenrock trackway findings in the journal Cretaceous Research. Jon Tennant, Discover Magazine, 28 Jan. 2016 Erosion eventually exposed part of the roughly 80-foot-long trackway, and, beginning in 1978, archaeologists working with paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey excavated the rest. Jeff Wheelwright, Discover Magazine, 27 Aug. 2015 One person was struck and killed by a BART train after entering the trackway near the Hayward Station just before 4 p.m., officials said. Chronicle Staff Report, San Francisco Chronicle, 18 July 2022 Furthermore, 40 years of seasonal rain possibly destroyed the original trackway that was unmarked. Joshua Rapp Learn, Discover Magazine, 18 May 2022 Early evidence for complex social structure in Proboscidea from a Late Miocene trackway site in the United Arab Emirates. Ed Yong, Discover Magazine, 21 Feb. 2012 If a hominin made the tracks at Site G, then what kind of creature made the bipedal trackway at Site A? Jeremy Desilva, Scientific American, 1 Nov. 2022 Vestiges of the famous trackway can still be seen on the isthmus today. Dimitris Sideridis, CNN, 11 Nov. 2022 Officials expect water will once again cover the Lone Ranger trackway, though the western United States is currently experiencing the worst drought in 1,200 years. Margaret Osborne, Smithsonian Magazine, 26 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1818, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of trackway was in 1818

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“Trackway.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trackway. Accessed 25 Mar. 2023.

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