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{{11}}track (n.) late 15c., "footprint, mark left by anything," from O.Fr. trac "track of horses, trace" (mid-15c.), possibly from a Germanic source (Cf. M.L.G. treck, Du. trek "drawing, pulling;" see TREK (Cf. trek)). Meaning "lines of rails for drawing trains" is from 1805. Meaning "branch of athletics involving a running track" is recorded from 1905. Meaning "single recorded item" is from 1904, originally in reference to phonograph records. Meaning "mark on skin from repeated drug injection" is first attested 1964.
Track record (1955) is a figurative use from racing, "performance history" of an individual car, runner, horse, etc. (1907, but the phrase was more common in sense "fastest speed recorded at a particular track"). To make tracks "move quickly" is American English colloquial first recorded 1835; to cover (one's) tracks in the figurative sense first attested 1898; to keep track of something is attested from 1883. American English wrong side of the tracks "bad part of town" is by 1901. Track lighting attested from 1970.
{{12}}track (v.) "to follow or trace the footsteps of," 1560s, from TRACK (Cf. track) (n.). Related: Tracked; tracking.

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