verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- to hold a rifle in the right hand at an oblique angle, with the muzzle forward and the butt a few inches off the ground.
- a command to trail arms.
Origin of trail
Examples from the Web for trail
To break her self-destructive cycle and heal, she decides to hike 1,100 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail solo.Exclusive: The Making of Reese Witherspoon’s Golden Globe-Nominated ‘Wild’|Marlow Stern|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Mothers pushed their children's heads down and they sped through town, leaving a trail of machine-gun shells in their wake.‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis|Nina Strochlic|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One seemed particularly promising, by a trail with a big pile of natural brush to furnish a screen.Knowing Where the Bodies Are Buried: An Excerpt From 'Lives in Ruins'|Marilyn Johnson|November 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Instead, that trail seems to lead to another Spinal Solutions contractor, Ryan Zavilenski.
The band has not only blazed a trail for free-media artists, but they also had a blast in the process.Viral Video Pioneers: How Pomplamoose is Turning YouTube Stardom Into a Sustainable Profession|Oliver Jones|October 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Then, once more, the Curlytops were on the trail after the Indians, as they believed.The Curlytops at Uncle Frank's Farm|Howard R. Garis
A sudden turn of the trail revealed a squatter's hut built of rough lumber, and standing beneath a live-oak.Bunch Grass|Horace Annesley Vachell
A hummingbird or two was not an uncommon sight along the trail at any time, but now we began to notice an increase in numbers.Jungle Peace|William Beebe
The young ranchers had to go but a short distance, when they struck the trail left by their friends.The Young Ranchers|Edward S. Ellis
Every visitor should take the trail into the depths of Bryce Canyon, either on foot or horseback.Zion National Park|Various
British Dictionary definitions for trail
Derived Formstrail-less, adjective
Word Origin for trail
Idioms and Phrases with trail
see blaze a trail.