the track or trail of an animal, esp. of a wild animal hunted as game
Origin of spoorAfrikaans from MDu, akin to Old English spor, German spur: for Indo-European base see spur
to trace or track by a spoor
- The track or trail of an animal or person.
- The footprints or other signs left by an animal or person, considered as a group: found fresh spoor.
transitive verbspoored, spoor·ing, spoors
To track (an animal or person) by following the spoor.
Origin of spoorAfrikaans from Middle Dutch; see sperə- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present spoors, present participle spooring, simple past and past participle spoored)
- To track an animal by following its spoor