spoorer

spoor

[spoor, spawr, spohr]
noun
1.
a track or trail, especially that of a wild animal pursued as game.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
2.
to track by or follow a spoor.

Origin:
1815–25; < Afrikaans spoor < Dutch; cognate with Old English, Old Norse spor, German Spur; cf. speer

spoorer, noun
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spoor (spʊə, spɔː)
 
n
1.  the trail of an animal or person, esp as discernible to the human eye
 
vb
2.  to track (an animal) by following its trail
 
[C19: from Afrikaans, from Middle Dutch spor; related to Old English spor track, Old High German spor; see spur]
 
'spoorer
 
n

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spoor
"track, trace," 1823, from Afrikaans spoor, from M.Du. spor, cognate with O.E. spor "footprint, track, trace" (see spurn).
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