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verb (used without object)
  1. to backtrack.
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Origin of back-trail

First recorded in 1905–10
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for back-trail

Historical Examples

  • I don't like to back-trail, anyway; it's a bad habit to get into.

    They of the High Trails

    Hamlin Garland

  • She fled, stumbled, stood still in the entrance to the back-trail.


    Stephen French Whitman

  • "But, Jim, I'll never be able to find the back-trail," said Joan.

  • An' I waited there all afternoon till dark, expectin' mebbe they'd back-trail.

  • And with a sigh, she replaced the packet in the bag, and returned to her scrutiny of the back-trail.


    James B. Hendryx