TRAIL, verb transitive [Latin traho.]
1. To hunt by the track. [See the Norman, supra.]
2. To draw along the ground. trail your pikes.
And hung his head, and trail'd his legs along.
They shall not trail me through the streets
Like a wild beast.
That long behind he trails his pompous robe.
3. To lower; as, to trail arms.
4. In America, to tread down gras by walking through; to lay flat; as, to trail grass.
TRAIL, verb intransitive To be drawn out in length.
When his brother saw the red blood trail
TRAIL, noun Track followed by the hunter; scent left on the ground by the animal pursued.
How cheerfully on the false trail they cry.
1. Any thing drawn to length; as the trail of a meteor; a trail of smoke.
When lightning shoots in glitt'ring trails along.
2. Any thing drawn behind in long undulations; a train.
And drew behind a radiant trail of hair.
3. The entrails of a fowl; applied sometimes to those of sheep.
boards, in ship-building, a term for the craved work between the cheeks of the head, at the heel of the figure.