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English Dictionary: trailing by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. the pursuit (of a person or animal) by following tracks or marks they left behind
    Synonym(s): trailing, tracking
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Trail \Trail\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Trailed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Trailing}.] [OE. trailen, OF. trailler to trail a deer, or
      hunt him upon a cold scent, also, to hunt or pursue him with
      a limehound, F. trailler to trail a fishing line; probably
      from a derivative of L. trahere to draw; cf. L. traha a drag,
      sledge, tragula a kind of drag net, a small sledge, Sp.
      trailla a leash, an instrument for leveling the ground, D.
      treilen to draw with a rope, to tow, treil a rope for drawing
      a boat. See {Trace}, v. t.]
      1. To hunt by the track; to track.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Trailing \Trail"ing\,
      a. & vb. n. from {Trail}.
      {Trailing arbutus}. (Bot.) See under {Arbutus}.
      {Trailing spring}, a spring fixed in the axle box of the
            trailing wheels of a locomotive engine, and so placed as
            to assist in deadening any shock which may occur. --Weale.
      {Trailing wheel}, a hind wheel of a locomotive when it is not
            a driving wheel; also, one of the hind wheels of a
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