without a track, as a snow-covered meadow.
not making or leaving a track: The rain rendered the route trackless.
not on tracks: a trackless vehicle.

Origin of trackless

First recorded in 1650–60; track + -less
Related formstrack·less·ly, adverbtrack·less·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for trackless

Historical Examples of trackless

  • For many years they lived amidst the trackless hills of the desert.

    Ancient Man

    Hendrik Willem van Loon

  • I was glad when the storm cleared and left the world all white and trackless.

    The Trail Book

    Mary Austin

  • In that wilderness of London, more desolate than the trackless desert, what was she?

    A Son of Hagar

    Sir Hall Caine

  • She had no thought of escape, for what could she do there alone in that wild, trackless land?

    Buffalo Bill's Spy Trailer

    Colonel Prentiss Ingraham

  • Here were the ships which plied the trackless wastes of the Eastern Sea.

    The Players

    Everett B. Cole

British Dictionary definitions for trackless



having or leaving no trace or traila trackless jungle
(of a vehicle) using or having no tracks
Derived Formstracklessly, adverbtracklessness, noun
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