TRAIL, v.t. [L. traho.]1. To hunt by the track. [See the Norman, supra.]2. To draw along the ground. Trail your pikes. And hung his head, and trail'd his legs along. They shall not trail me through the streets Like a wild beast. That long behind he trails his pompous robe.3. To lower; as, to trail arms.4. In America, to tread down gras by walking through; to lay flat; as, to trail grass.
TRAIL, v.i. To be drawn out in length. When his brother saw the red blood trail.
TRAIL, n. Track followed by the hunter; scent left on the ground by the animal pursued. How cheerfully on the false trail they cry.1. Any thing drawn to length; as the trail of a meteor; a trail of smoke. When lightning shoots in glitt'ring trails along.2. Any thing drawn behind in long undulations; a train. And drew behind a radiant trail of hair.3. The entrails of a fowl; applied sometimes to those of sheep.
boards, in ship-building, a term for the craved work between the cheeks of the head, at the heel of the figure.