Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To work toward the passage of (legislation) by logrolling.
  • intransitive v. To engage in political logrolling.
  • intransitive v. To birl.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A method of moving a patient, rolling up them on their side, and later onto a transport method such as a tarp, spineboard, or stretcher
  • v. To exchange political favours.
  • v. To accomplish by logrolling.
  • v. To roll a log in a body of water, while balancing on it; to birl.
  • v. To move as rolling logs
  • v. To safely move (a body) in an emergency situation, tilting them up, then laying them on a transport surface.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • v. To engage in logrolling; to accomplish by logrolling.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To engage in log-rolling in the political sense.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. work toward the passage of some legislation by exchanging political favors such as trading votes

Etymologies

Back-formation from logrolling. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The updo I'm mostly using for trying things is the "logroll", one of my staples for wearing my hair.

    Kruseler and Hairdos, Part I

  • I taught blogger class and the separate logroll of NWCC southern readers are all newbies.

    First Review Linky

  • This logroll, in which the SPD agreed to maintain many of the privileges of the army and other elites in return for ostensible allegiance to the new regime, formalized the dysfunctional relationship behind what history would come to know as the Weimar Republic.

    How Wars end

  • It is also possible to logroll a braid, something I also do pretty often, but this will not give the sleek look of the "hair horns" that can be seen on the Arnolfini wedding picture, and that was my model for this try.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • I suggested blogroll, off logroll, and all our funny conference names: bloggercon, vloggercon, blogher.

    The Blogictionary « BuzzMachine

  • The generals and admirals have learned how to logroll, supporting each other's favorite weapons systems and presenting ever more costly wish lists to Congress.

    Familiar Waters

  • Whether that means I'm more likely to logroll his novel, or minimize it just to imagine his squirm, I leave to your judgement.

    Kenneth Hite's Journal

  • Voluntary exchange in politics often involves the crafting of policies linking coalition members who are mutually indifferent about the demands of their partners, the classical form being the logroll.

    Rediscovering Institutions

  • The prototypic instrument is the construction of a party platform or a legislative logroll, but the process extends through the entire course of decision making, from the formulation of alternatives, to the gathering of information about them, the formal choice, and the implementation of the decision.

    Rediscovering Institutions

  • A government run literally on this principle would, if history is any guide, be either a perpetual logroll, or a chaos of warring shops.

    Public Opinion

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