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log line

noun, Navigation.
the line by which a log or patent log is streamed.
Origin of log line
1605-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • The observation of the log-line had to be postponed, while a grand changing and drying of clothes took place on board.

    Farthest North Fridtjof Nansen
  • Even had they been able to use a log-line it would have told them but little.

    The Gates of India Thomas Holdich
  • In allusion to the way in which the log-line flies off the reel when a ship is sailing fast.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
  • The log-line is secured to this span and consists of two parts.

  • We were obliged to haul up the log-line with the bag and shift the sounding apparatus.

    Farthest North Fridtjof Nansen
  • Whatever it was, I knew that it was climbing aboard by the log-line.

    The Sea-Wolf Jack London
  • Observing something like a handle projecting from a hole, he seized it, and hauled out a large wooden reel with a log-line on it.

    Shifting Winds R.M. Ballantyne
  • Gordon eased off the log-line, so that nothing should prevent it from running easily.

    Outward Bound Oliver Optic
  • On October 11th we hauled up the log-line and cut a new hole for it in the ice right astern.

    Farthest North Fridtjof Nansen
  • I felt at length as though I were sailing without a log-line,—nothing to mark my progress or say in what latitude I cruised.

    Confessions Of Con Cregan Charles James Lever

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