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  • n. A savoury condiment (for example a mustard, relish or chutney), especially one served with meat.

Etymologies

Coined in its current sense by the English cookery writer Dorothy Hartley in her book Food in England in 1954, but probably derived from a similar dialect word with variant spellings (e.g. tranklement, tanchiment) used before that date across North and Central England and meaning "ornaments, trinkets; bits of things". (Wiktionary)

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  • My grandmother always said to avoid mud-hued, syrupy tracklement and, well, she lived to 137 before being plucked from Earth's realm by falling chunks of Skylab. So.

    March 23, 2010

  • Re: Branston Pickle: "Its manufacturers advise that their mud-hued, syrupy tracklement sits well with burgers and hot dogs, yet in truth most of it will find its way into cheese sandwiches."
    Eating for England by Nigel Slater, p 150

    March 23, 2010

  • According to worldwidewords.org it's "any kind of savoury condiment served with meat."

    March 23, 2010