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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Trail  \Trail\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Trailed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Trailing}.]  [OE.  trailen,  OF  trailler  to  trail  a  deer,  or 
  hunt  him  upon  a  cold  scent,  also  to  hunt  or  pursue  him  with 
  a  limehound,  F.  trailler  to  trail  a  fishing  line  probably 
  from  a  derivative  of  L.  trahere  to  draw;  cf  L.  traha  a  drag, 
  sledge,  tragula  a  kind  of  drag  net,  a  small  sledge,  Sp 
  trailla  a  leash,  an  instrument  for  leveling  the  ground,  D. 
  treilen  to  draw  with  a  rope,  to  tow,  treil  a  rope  for  drawing 
  a  boat.  See  {Trace},  v.  t.] 
  1.  To  hunt  by  the  track;  to  track. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Trailing  \Trail"ing\, 
  a.  &  vb  n.  from  {Trail}. 
  {Trailing  arbutus}.  (Bot.)  See  under  {Arbutus}. 
  {Trailing  spring},  a  spring  fixed  in  the  axle  box  of  the 
  trailing  wheels  of  a  locomotive  engine,  and  so  placed  as 
  to  assist  in  deadening  any  shock  which  may  occur.  --Weale. 
  {Trailing  wheel},  a  hind  wheel  of  a  locomotive  when  it  is  not 
  a  driving  wheel;  also  one  of  the  hind  wheels  of  a 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  having  the  lower  score  or  lagging  position  in  a  contest; 
  "behind  by  two  points";  "the  8th  inning  found  the  home 
  team  trailing"  [syn:  {behind(p)}] 
  n  :  the  pursuit  (of  a  person  or  animal)  by  following  tracks  or 
  marks  they  left  behind  [syn:  {tracking}] 

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