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[trak-lis] /ˈtræk lɪs/
without a track, as a snow-covered meadow.
not making or leaving a track:
The rain rendered the route trackless.
not on tracks:
a trackless vehicle.
Origin of trackless
1650-60; track + -less
Related forms
tracklessly, adverb
tracklessness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Last year I actually travelled post for twenty miles on one of these trackless ways.

    A Residence in France J. Fenimore Cooper
  • From thence their task was to cross the trackless heights of the Alps.

    Ten Boys from History Kate Dickinson Sweetser
  • The life of wild and varied adventure, too, that they led was associated with these deserted and trackless wastes.

    Confessions Of Con Cregan Charles James Lever
  • The new, trackless snow was as yet unmarked by step of man or beast.

  • Still, the bushmen would not give in, and the soldiers had many a weary time in the trackless forests.

    The White Queen of Okoyong W.P. Livingstone
  • For many years they lived amidst the trackless hills of the desert.

    Ancient Man Hendrik Willem van Loon
  • There were weary, innumerable miles between them and any shelter, and only the terrible, trackless forest lay between.

    The Strength of the Pines Edison Marshall
  • I was glad when the storm cleared and left the world all white and trackless.

    The Trail Book Mary Austin
  • There were so many pitfalls for the unsuspecting in these trackless wilds.

    The Sky Line of Spruce Edison Marshall
  • She had no thought of escape, for what could she do there alone in that wild, trackless land?

    Buffalo Bill's Spy Trailer Colonel Prentiss Ingraham
British Dictionary definitions for trackless


having or leaving no trace or trail: a trackless jungle
(of a vehicle) using or having no tracks
Derived Forms
tracklessly, adverb
tracklessness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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