verb (used without object)

to backtrack.

Origin of back-trail

First recorded in 1905–10 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for back-trail

Historical Examples of back-trail

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

  • 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