trackside

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Etymology[edit]

track +‎ -side

Adjective[edit]

trackside (not comparable)

  1. Located to the side of a track, especially a racetrack or set of railroad tracks.
    • 2007 May 5, William Neuman, “Looking Back at 6 Decades of Subway Worker Deaths”, in New York Times[1]:
      Many workers were killed as they squeezed into a trackside niche or the narrow space between tracks to get out of the way of an oncoming train [] .

Noun[edit]

trackside (plural tracksides)

  1. The area that borders a track.
    • 1980, Impatiens of Africa (page 122)
      Habitat: Growing in shaded places in forests, along pathways and tracksides or along rivers and streams; altitudinal range 1 400-3 250 m.
    • 2016, Marta Iljadica, Copyright Beyond Law: Regulating Creativity in the Graffiti Subculture
      For another writer, the lack of harm or moral acceptability of painting trains or tracksides flows from the nature of the location itself as 'dead space'.

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