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[law-ger, log-er] /ˈlɔ gər, ˈlɒg ər/
a person whose work is logging; lumberjack.
a tractor used in logging.
a machine for loading logs.
Origin of logger1
1725-35, Americanism; log1 + -er1


[law-ger, log-er] /ˈlɔ gər, ˈlɒg ər/
adjective, Scot.
heavy or thick.
thick-headed; stupid.
1665-75; back formation from loggerhead Unabridged
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  • Some wear cowboy hats and boast about their ability to consume beer equal to that of any logger.
  • It may be romantic to make a living as a fisherman, logger or aircraft pilot.
  • We set up a lot of field experiments while out there, including a water logger that measured lake water level changes.
  • One end was a regular logger's camp, for the boarders, with the usual fir floor and log benches.
  • Clearly mark the trees to be harvested so the logger can easily see them.
  • With tips on choosing a logger and a consulting forester.
  • As the tree falls through other trees or lands on objects, those objects or branches may get thrown back toward the logger.
  • Limbs or other material thrown back toward the logger when the falling tree contacts standing trees or fallen trees.
  • Manual measurements were made when the logger was installed or redeployed, and when the logger was removed for downloading.
  • logger must comply with all applicable codes, ordinances and regulations.
British Dictionary definitions for logger


another word for lumberjack
a tractor or crane for handling logs
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Word Origin and History for logger

"one who fells or cuts trees," by 1708, agent noun from log (v.1).

"one who enters data in a log," 1958, agent noun from log (v.2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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