from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Not running on tracks or rails.
  • adj. Unmarked by trails or paths.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. not running on tracks
  • adj. not having tracks or paths; untrodden

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having no track; marked by no footsteps; untrodden.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Untrodden; without path or track; unmarked by footprints or paths: as, trackless deserts.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. lacking pathways
  • adj. having no tracks


track +‎ -less (Wiktionary)


  • He was familiar with every route in miles, whether roadway, trail, or "course by compass," as he termed trackless cruising in the desert.

    The Furnace of Gold

  • The knowledge of them and of other cognate facts enables man in these days to map out the so-called trackless ocean into districts, and follow its well-known highways with precision and comparative safety.

    Shifting Winds A Tough Yarn

  • He knows that the way on which he is about to enter is "trackless;" but so is the bird's: God will guide him as He guides the bird.

    A Handbook to the Works of Browning (6th ed.)

  • • Give druids the choice to either channel positive energy (as the cleric class feature) or to gain wild empathy, and perhaps a few other class features as they gain levels (such as trackless step).

    EN World D&D / RPG News

  • At last the king realized in shame that his fleet must have been lost somewhere along the trackless shore of the southern sea.

    Alexander the Great

  • At a moment's notice, with scarcely any provisions, he undertook a near-suicidal flight across the trackless Himalayas.

    The forging of a holy man

  • In moments, where there had been only trackless desert, there was now a gigantic sanctuary.

    GuildWars Edge of Destiny

  • He knew firsthand the trackless wilderness he was trying to cut through, but he never considered how hard that would be.

    George Washington’s First War

  • Braddock had brought his plan of campaign from London, where it had been concocted by men who did not know that America was a nearly trackless wilderness devoid of subsistence for the troops.

    George Washington’s First War

  • Indiana Jones goes into the trackless deserts and thick, dangerous jungles.

    Indiana Jones and The Final Frontier

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