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Great Trek

Source : Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

Trek \Trek\, n. [Written also {treck}.] [D. Cf. {Track}, n.]
   The act of trekking; a drawing or a traveling; a journey; a
   migration. [Chiefly South Africa]

         To the north a trek was projected, and some years later
         was nearly carried out, for the occupation of the
         Mashonaland.                             --James Bryce.

   {Great Trek}, the great emigration of Boers from Cape Colony
      which began in 1836, and resulted in the founding of the
      South African Republic and Orange Free State.
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