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

  • n. Nautical The line by which the log is trailed from a ship to determine its speed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a line or cord about a hundred and fifty fathoms long, fastened to the log-chip. See Note under 2d Log, n., 2.

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

  • n. a knotted cord that runs out from a reel to a piece of wood that is attached to it


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