AskDefine | Define spoor

Dictionary Definition

spoor n : the trail left by a person or an animal; what the hunter follows in pursuing game; "the hounds followed the fox's spoor"

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

etyl af from etyl nl spoor, akin to Old English spor

Pronunciation

  • (UK) /spʊə/
  • (US) /spʊɹ/

Noun

  1. The track, trail or droppings of an animal

Verb

  1. To track an animal by following its spoor

Dutch

Noun

spoor,
  1. spoor
  2. spore
  3. (railway) track

Derived terms

Extensive Definition

Spoor can mean:-
spoor in German: Spoor
spoor in Dutch: Spoor

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

aroma, breath, broad hint, catchword, clue, condensation trail, contrail, course, cue, cue word, definite odor, detectable odor, effluvium, emanation, essence, evidence, exhalation, flavor, footstep, fragrance, fume, gentle hint, gesture, glimmer, glimmering, hint, hot lead, implication, index, indication, inkling, innuendo, insinuation, intimation, key, key word, kick, lead, line, look, nod, nudge, odor, path, piste, prompt, redolence, savor, scent, sign, signal, signs, smell, stench, step, subtle odor, suggestion, suspicion, symptom, telltale, tip-off, trace, traces, track, tract, trail, vapor trail, vestige, wake, whiff, whisper, wink
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