Meaning of TRACE in English

TRACE

n. each of the two side-straps, chains, or ropes by which a horse draws a vehicle. kick over the traces become insubordinate or reckless. trace-horse a horse that draws in traces or by a single trace, esp. one hitched on to help uphill etc.

[ ME f. OF trais, pl. of TRAIT ]

Concise Oxford English dictionary.      Краткий оксфордский словарь английского языка.