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spoor

[ spoor, spawr, spohr ]
/ spʊər, spɔr, spoʊr /
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noun

a track or trail, especially that of a wild animal pursued as game.

verb (used with or without object)

to track by or follow a spoor.

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Origin of spoor

1815–25; <Afrikaans spoor<Dutch; cognate with Old English, Old Norse spor,German Spur;cf. speer

OTHER WORDS FROM spoor

spoorer, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for spoor

spoor
/ (spʊə, spɔː) /

noun

the trail of an animal or person, esp as discernible to the human eye

verb

to track (an animal) by following its trail

Derived forms of spoor

spoorer, noun

Word Origin for spoor

C19: from Afrikaans, from Middle Dutch spor; related to Old English spor track, Old High German spor; see spur
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