|informal the past record of the accomplishments and failures of a person, business, etc|
|a gadget; dingus; thingumbob.|
|a chattering or flighty, light-headed person.|
A record of actual performance or achievements, as in This applicant has an excellent track record. This term probably comes from horse racing, where it signifies the best time a horse has ever achieved at a particular track or over a particular distance. However, some believe it alludes to track and field records. Its figurative use dates from the late 1940s.