Definition of trackside in English:



  • The area adjacent to a railway track or a sports track.

    • ‘He hit a trackside barrier, suffered serious head, chest and neck injuries and died in hospital two weeks later.’
    • ‘Smoke is billowing from his car, which is parked by the trackside.’
    • ‘I wonder if readers, who are also rail users, would agree that the issue of littering in the town extends very much to the railway trackside on the approaches to Bolton station.’
    • ‘In this I include not only the stations but also a lot of the trackside which is often overgrown where it isn't strewn with litter and debris.’
    • ‘The trackside is also a lot cleaner as well, less litter and junk, spare sleepers and track padlocked and secured to immovable objects, no empty cans of flammable grease left lying around.’
    • ‘Three trackside workers were killed in accidents in 2003 and 84 were badly hurt, six per cent down on 2002.’
    • ‘Two of the carriages have been removed from the trackside and the third is due to be lifted clear of the track by cranes on Sunday.’
    • ‘The dog trapped poorly, ran disappointingly, and when I met Marlyn with the dog at the trackside, I immediately noticed he was over duly distressed.’
    • ‘The vast ground features a running track between the trackside and the stands, though, and United do not consider it an intimidating venue.’
    • ‘It provides cover for kart, tools and equipment while in storage, in transit or at the trackside - including damage to the chassis during races.’
    • ‘Our short-term focus is looking to expand our trackside merchandise - for instance, putting more locations in each facility.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, he lost some time in the morning session when a transmission problem saw his car stop at the trackside during his second run.’
    • ‘He said he had the most remarkable feeling of invincibility as he and the other passengers were led to safety along the trackside.’
    • ‘Curiously weak-kneed and breathless, I climb onto the trackside and check my time: 74.16 seconds.’
    • ‘Spectators booking in advance will make significant savings and secure their place trackside.’
    • ‘Large mirrors by the trackside allow you to see what is happening, while the car slowly pitches and tosses its way across the obstacles like a weary bronco.’

adjective & adverb

  • By the side of a railway track or sports track.

    as adjective ‘a trackside bookmaker’
    as adverb ‘rail fans will enjoy sitting trackside’
    • ‘We got out of the taxi and followed them past the guard shack, inside the corrugated iron fence, passing along the way some trackside food vendors, and a sort of red light establishment.’
    • ‘The series will also provide $750,000 of trackside engine support next season.’
    • ‘That's a much stronger feeling for the people who live trackside.’
    • ‘Interestingly, the company, which provides equipment for trackside rail repairs, has been able to sidestep challenging market conditions.’
    • ‘It says over time it hopes to eradicate trees on trackside embankments, cutting delays and saving resources because clean-ups will not have to be so frequent.’
    • ‘Sharman and his friends did not spend much time in the trackside towns; they were simply too busy.’
    • ‘Instead, North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said a faulty cinder box had meant red hot cinders were spilling out on to the bone dry trackside.’
    • ‘They have a lot of gear that's used both internally and at trackside.’
    • ‘And in a diary of his visits, he praised the ‘superb’ efforts of station, train and trackside staff who were keeping the railways running.’
    • ‘As a freight train rolls through the Alameda Corridor, a scanner inside a trackside hut records data transmitted from tags affixed to the train's cargo containers.’
    • ‘I had managed to bag a window seat and I sat there looking outside, taking in my last sights of trackside Mumbai for the next month or so.’
    • ‘We walked outside near Walter Payton's Roundhouse and through the parking lot, but soon it was time for the seven of us to return to trackside to catch our inbound train to Chicago.’
    • ‘Since he was 11, Jason has - by his own admission - left his mark on many hundreds, if not thousands, of trains, tracksides and walls.’
    • ‘For those who don't know what a detector is, they are simply safety devices installed trackside at strategic points and their job is to scan the train when it passes by…’