from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A surface along which cylindrical objects or objects on rollers may be moved, especially a naturally or artificially inclined surface used by lumberjacks to slide logs into a waterway for transport.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An inclined slope prepared for rolling logs into a stream or into a mill
- n. A series of cylindrical metal rolls placed between two rails and spaced apart, used to convey materials along a production line.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A place prepared for rolling logs into a stream.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A natural incline (as the bank of a stream), or an inclined structure, down which heavy bodies, especially logs, are propelled by their own weight; a shoot.
- n. In lumbering, a mass of logs piled up for rolling down to or into a stream, or placed upon the ice to await spring freshets.
- n. Same as landing. 9.
roll + way (Wiktionary)