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TrailingTrail 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. TrailingTrailing 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
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