Etymology
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spoor (n.)

"track, trace," 1823, used originally by travelers in South Africa, from Afrikaans spoor, from Dutch spoor, from Middle Dutch spor, cognate with Old English spor "footprint, track, trace," from Proto-Germanic *spur-am, from PIE *spere- "ankle" (see spurn).

updated on November 13, 2013

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Definitions of spoor from WordNet

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
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