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A former cattle trail from San Antonio, Texas, north to Abilene, Kansas. It was important from the 1860s to the 1880s, when it fell into disuse following the expansion of the railroads and the introduction of barbed-wire fencing.
a cattle trail leading N from San Antonio, Tex., to Abilene, Kan.: used for about 20 years after the Civil War.
[after Jesse Chisholm (1806–68), a scout]
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|Noun||1.||Chisholm Trail - a former cattle trail from San Antonio in Texas to Abilene in Kansas; not used after the 1880s|