Technology / Motorcycle / Trail: The distance from the front axle’s vertical position on the ground, to the spot in front of it created by drawing a straight line from the angle of the forks. (Compare Rake). Trail is often cited as an important determinant of motorcycle handling characteristics.

Other Words for Trail

Trail Verb Synonyms: (beaten) path, way, footpath, route, way, track, course
Trail Noun Synonyms: track, spoor, scent, smell, trace, footsteps, footprints, path, wake

Trail Braking

Technology / Motorcycle / Trail Braking: Keeping the brakes on late into a corner, after initial braking has taken place. A motorcycle riding and driving technique where the brakes are used beyond the entrance to a turn and are gradually rel MORE

Trail Bike

Technology / Motorcycle / Trail Bike: A lightweight motorcycle for riding on trails and rough surfaces. Also known as a Dirt Bike or Off-Road motorcycle. MORE

Vapor Trail

Science / Weather / Vapor Trail: A cloudlike streamer or trail often seen behind aircraft flying in clear, cold, humid air. A vapor trail is created when the water vapor from the engine exhaust gases are added to the atmosphere. Also MORE


Technology / Aviation / Contrail: Trailing streak of condensed water vapor created in the air by heat from an aircraft engine at high altitudes: aka VAPOR TRAIL. MORE

Rake and Trail

Technology / Motorcycle / Rake and Trail: Rake is the angle of the fork away from vertical toward the rider. Trail is the distance on the ground between a vertical line dropped straight down from the center of the wheel and a projection of th MORE


Entertainment / Ice Hockey / Trailer: A player who follows his teammate on the attack seemingly out of the action but actually in a position to receive a backward or drop pass. MORE