Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • verb Political cant, U. S. To engage in logrolling; to accomplish by logrolling.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun 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
  • verb intransitive To exchange political favours.
  • verb transitive To accomplish by logrolling.
  • verb To roll a log in a body of water, while balancing on it; to birl.
  • verb To move as rolling logs
  • verb transitive To safely move (a body) in an emergency situation, tilting them up, then laying them on a transport surface.

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

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

Etymologies

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Back-formation from logrolling.

Examples

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

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • 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

  • 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

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

    First Review Linky

  • 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

  • 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.

    Kruseler and Hairdos, Part IV

  • 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

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