[ trak-lis ]
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  1. without a track, as a snow-covered meadow.

  2. not making or leaving a track: The rain rendered the route trackless.

  1. not on tracks: a trackless vehicle.

Origin of trackless

First recorded in 1650–60; track + -less

Other words from trackless

  • track·less·ly, adverb
  • track·less·ness, noun

Words Nearby trackless Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use trackless in a sentence

  • Their way led through a comparatively trackless desert, and they travelled nearly the whole night through deep sand.

    Robert Moffat | David J. Deane
  • You do not contemplate dragging them hither through trackless wastes to greet friends they have never known as you have?

  • Not only was he thoroughly at home in the trackless forests, but he could also talk several Indian languages.

    The Story of the Thirteen Colonies | H. A. (Hlne Adeline) Guerber

British Dictionary definitions for trackless


/ (ˈtræklɪs) /

  1. having or leaving no trace or trail: a trackless jungle

  2. (of a vehicle) using or having no tracks

Derived forms of trackless

  • tracklessly, adverb
  • tracklessness, noun

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