Definition of trackside in US English:



  • The area alongside a railroad track or sports track.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He hit a trackside barrier, suffered serious head, chest and neck injuries and died in hospital two weeks later.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Spectators booking in advance will make significant savings and secure their place trackside.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It provides cover for kart, tools and equipment while in storage, in transit or at the trackside - including damage to the chassis during races.’
    • ‘Three trackside workers were killed in accidents in 2003 and 84 were badly hurt, six per cent down on 2002.’
    • ‘Curiously weak-kneed and breathless, I climb onto the trackside and check my time: 74.16 seconds.’
    • ‘Our short-term focus is looking to expand our trackside merchandise - for instance, putting more locations in each facility.’
    • ‘Smoke is billowing from his car, which is parked by the trackside.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He said he had the most remarkable feeling of invincibility as he and the other passengers were led to safety along the trackside.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, he lost some time in the morning session when a transmission problem saw his car stop at the trackside during his second run.’
    • ‘The vast ground features a running track between the trackside and the stands, though, and United do not consider it an intimidating venue.’
    • ‘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 railroad track or sports track.

    as adjective ‘the trackside hospitality tent’
    as adverb ‘rail fans will enjoy sitting trackside’
    • ‘Sharman and his friends did not spend much time in the trackside towns; they were simply too busy.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘And in a diary of his visits, he praised the ‘superb’ efforts of station, train and trackside staff who were keeping the railways running.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The series will also provide $750,000 of trackside engine support next season.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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…’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Interestingly, the company, which provides equipment for trackside rail repairs, has been able to sidestep challenging market conditions.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Since he was 11, Jason has - by his own admission - left his mark on many hundreds, if not thousands, of trains, tracksides and walls.’
    • ‘They have a lot of gear that's used both internally and at trackside.’
    • ‘That's a much stronger feeling for the people who live trackside.’