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[trak-lis] /ˈtræk lɪs/
without a track, as a snow-covered meadow.
not making or leaving a track:
The rain rendered the route trackless.
not on tracks:
a trackless vehicle.
Origin of trackless
First recorded in 1650-60; track + -less
Related forms
tracklessly, adverb
tracklessness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Historical Examples
  • For many years they lived amidst the trackless hills of the desert.

    Ancient Man Hendrik Willem van Loon
  • I was glad when the storm cleared and left the world all white and trackless.

    The Trail Book Mary Austin
  • In that wilderness of London, more desolate than the trackless desert, what was she?

    A Son of Hagar

    Sir Hall Caine
  • She had no thought of escape, for what could she do there alone in that wild, trackless land?

    Buffalo Bill's Spy Trailer Colonel Prentiss Ingraham
  • Here were the ships which plied the trackless wastes of the Eastern Sea.

    The Players Everett B. Cole
  • The town ended there, the street lapsing into a rough and trackless barren.

    Peak and Prairie Anna Fuller
  • To the one, the expanse of ocean could scarcely be considered "trackless."

  • Yes, through a trackless wilderness and over rugged mountains.

    Manasseh Maurus Jokai
  • It was harder to navigate in than the trackless forests of the Amazon.

    Out Like a Light Gordon Randall Garrett
  • However, there was a trackless wilderness to which he might flee.

British Dictionary definitions for trackless


having or leaving no trace or trail: a trackless jungle
(of a vehicle) using or having no tracks
Derived Forms
tracklessly, adverb
tracklessness, noun
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