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  1. Elongated portion.
    1. The elongated back portion of a dress or skirt (or an ornamental piece of material added to similar effect), which drags along the ground. [from 14th c.]
    2. A trail or line of something, especially gunpowder. [from 15th c.]
    3. The tail of a bird.
    4. (astronomy) A transient trail of glowing ions behind a large meteor as it falls through the atmosphere.
    5. (now rare) An animal's trail or track. [from 16th c.]
  2. Connected sequence of people or things.
    1. A group of people following an important figure, king etc.; a retinue, a group of retainers. [from 14th c.]
    2. A group of animals, vehicles, or people that follow one another in a line, such as a wagon train; a caravan or procession. [from 15th c.]
    3. A sequence of events or ideas which are interconnected; a course or procedure of something. [from 15th c.]
    4. (military) The men and vehicles following an army, which carry artillery and other equipment for battle or siege. [from 16th c.]
    5. A set of interconnected mechanical parts which operate each other in sequence. [from 18th c.]
    6. A series of electrical pulses. [from 19th c.]
    7. A series of specified vehicles, originally tramcars in a mine, and later especially railway carriages, coupled together. [from 19th c.]
    8. A line of connected railway cars or carriages considered overall as a mode of transport; (as uncountable noun) rail travel. [from 19th c.]
    9. A long, heavy sleigh used in Canada for the transportation of merchandise, wood, etc.
    10. (computing) A software release schedule.
    11. (sex, slang) An act wherein series of men line up and then penetrate a person, especially as a form of gang rape. [from 20th c.]
  1. (intransitive) To practice an ability.
  2. (transitive) To teach and form by practice; to educate; to exercise with discipline.
  3. (intransitive) To improve one's fitness.
  4. To proceed in sequence.
  5. (transitive) To move (a gun) laterally so that it points in a different direction.
  6. (transitive, horticulture) To encourage (a plant or branch) to grow in a particular direction or shape, usually by pruning and bending.
  7. (mining) To trace (a lode or any mineral appearance) to its head.
  8. (video game) To create a trainer for; to apply cheats to (a game).
  9. (obsolete) To draw along; to trail; to drag.
  10. (obsolete) To draw by persuasion, artifice, or the like; to attract by stratagem; to entice; to allure.
  1. (obsolete) Treachery; deceit. [14th-19th c.]
  2. (obsolete) A trick or stratagem. [14th-19th c.]
  3. (obsolete) A trap for animals; a snare. [14th-18th c.]
  4. (obsolete) A lure; a decoy. [15th-18th c.]
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