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See also: back-track
backtrack (plural backtracks)
- the act of backtracking
the act of backtracking
- to retrace one's steps
- I dropped my sunglasses and had to backtrack to find them.
- to repeat or review work already done
- If we backtrack through this problem, maybe we can figure out where we went wrong.
- (aviation) To taxi down an active runway in the opposite direction to that being used for takeoff
- Speedbird One: Enter and backtrack Runway 27 Left
retracing one's steps
taxiing the opposite way down a runway