|a fool or simpleton; ninny.|
|a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.|
|1.||a. a section of the trunk or a main branch of a tree, when stripped of branches|
|b. (modifier) constructed out of logs: a log cabin|
|2.||a. a detailed record of a voyage of a ship or aircraft|
|b. a record of the hours flown by pilots and aircrews|
|c. a book in which these records are made; logbook|
|3.||a written record of information about transmissions kept by radio stations, amateur radio operators, etc|
|4.||a. See also chip log a device consisting of a float with an attached line, formerly used to measure the speed of a ship|
|b. heave the log to determine a ship's speed with such a device|
|5.||(Austral) a claim for better pay and conditions presented by a trade union to an employer|
|6.||like a log without stirring or being disturbed (in the phrase sleep like a log)|
|—vb , logs, logging, logged|
|7.||(tr) to fell the trees of (a forest, area, etc) for timber|
|8.||(tr) to saw logs from (trees)|
|9.||(intr) to work at the felling of timber|
|10.||(tr) to enter (a distance, event, etc) in a logbook or log|
|11.||(tr) to record the punishment received by (a sailor) in a logbook|
|12.||(tr) to travel (a specified distance or time) or move at (a specified speed)|
|[C14: origin obscure]|
|log (lôg) Pronunciation Key
the smallest measure for liquids used by the Hebrews (Lev. 14:10, 12, 15, 21, 24), called in the Vulgate sextarius. It is the Hebrew unit of measure of capacity, and is equal to the contents of six ordinary hen's eggs=the twelfth part of a him, or nearly a pint.
process of harvesting trees, sawing them into appropriate lengths (bucking), and transporting them (skidding) to a sawmill. The different phases of this process vary with local conditions and technology.
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