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log line

noun, Navigation
1.
the line by which a log or patent log is streamed.
Origin of log line
1605-1615
1605-15
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  • From this the log line with knots was derived, with the fourteen and twenty-eight seconds sand glasses to record speed.

  • Then the number of knots shown by the log line must be doubled.

    Lectures in Navigation Ernest Gallaudet Draper
  • Got my log line strung up along 'tween decks and the whole blamed wash triced up in everybody's way.

    The Grain Ship Morgan Robertson
  • I asked, thinking that perhaps the log line had carried away.

    The Flying Bo'sun Arthur Mason
  • Kennedy thereupon examined rigorously the log line, and, being satisfied with that, he determined to throw the log himself.

    Franklin's Autobiography Benjamin Franklin

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