- A track left by man or beast; a track followed by the
hunter; a scent on the ground by the animal pursued; as, a deer trail. - A footpath or road track through a wilderness or wild
region; as, an Indian trail over the plains. - Anything drawn out to a length; as, the trail of a meteor; a
trail of smoke. - Anything drawn behind in long undulations; a train. - Anything drawn along, as a vehicle. - A frame for trailing plants; a trellis. - The entrails of a fowl, especially of game, as the woodcock,
and the like; -- applied also, sometimes, to the entrails of sheep. - That part of the stock of a gun carriage which rests on the
ground when the piece is unlimbered. See Illust. of Gun carriage, under
Gun. - The act of taking advantage of the ignorance of a person; an
2. Trail [v. i.]
- To be drawn out in length; to follow after. - To grow to great length, especially when slender and
creeping upon the ground, as a plant; to run or climb.
3. Trail [v. t.]
- To hunt by the track; to track. - To draw or drag, as along the ground. - To carry, as a firearm, with the breech near the ground
and the upper part inclined forward, the piece being held by the right
hand near the middle. - To tread down, as grass, by walking through it; to lay
flat. - To take advantage of the ignorance of; to impose upon.