|a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.|
|a printed punctuation mark (‽), available only in some typefaces, designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a mixture of query and interjection, as after a rhetorical question.|
|1.||an extended area, as of land|
|2.||anatomy a system of organs, glands, or other tissues that has a particular function: the digestive tract|
|3.||a bundle of nerve fibres having the same function, origin, and termination: the optic tract|
|4.||archaic an extended period of time|
|[C15: from Latin tractus a stretching out, from trahere to drag]|
An elongated assembly of tissue or organs having a common origin, function, and termination, or a serial arrangement having a common function.
A bundle of nerve fibers having a common origin, termination, and function.