- a short branch track leading from the main track, and connected with it at one end only.
Origin of spur track
First recorded in 1880–85
Also called spur, stub track.
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Examples from the Web for spur track
The engine uncoupled and panted off, leaving the car at rest on the spur-track.Rimrock Trail
J. Allan Dunn
A skilful bit of juggling put the roadster over on the ties of the spur-track.The Real Man
As she spoke the Rosemary stopped with a jerk and McGrath's fireman darted past to set the spur-track switch.A Fool For Love
Of this Brockway knew nothing, and he haunted the vicinity of the spur-track with great patience for the better part of two hours.A Romance in Transit