[ stok-root, -rout ]

  1. a public trail having right of way across private properties and over which cattle and sheep may be herded to grazing grounds or to market.

Origin of stock-route

First recorded in 1885–90

Words Nearby stock-route Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use stock-route in a sentence

  • If you follow the track across the clearing, you will find a stock route.

    The Pioneers | Katharine Susannah Prichard
  • I was unable to get any information from him beyond the opinion that the country was worthless and a stock route impracticable.

    Spinifex and Sand | David W Carnegie
  • That a stock route through the desert is quite impracticable we have clearly demonstrated.

    Spinifex and Sand | David W Carnegie
  • It need hardly be said that any idea of a stock route from Hall's Creek is absolutely impracticable.

    Spinifex and Sand | David W Carnegie
  • It is therefore most desirable that attempts should be made to find a stock route from the western to the eastern coasts.

    The Bushman | Edward Wilson Landor

British Dictionary definitions for stockroute


/ (ˈstɒkˌruːt) /

  1. Australian and NZ a route designated for droving sheep or cattle

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