track home vs tract home :

track home or tract home

Commuters from a tract home may well feel that they are engaged in a rat race, but that does not justify them in describing their housing development as a “track.” “Tract” here means an area of land on which inexpensive and uniform houses have been built. Incidentally, note that the phrase is “digestive tract,” not “digestive track.”

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  • Matt Coyle
    Matt Coyle grew up in the tract home section of La Jolla, California, battling his brother and sisters for the best spot on the couch in front of the TV. Although he was a sports addict as a kid, he realized that he would probably never be a pro --- or even an amateur.
    June 7, 2013 - Book Reporter