Definition of Log line

1. Noun. A knotted cord that runs out from a reel to a piece of wood that is attached to it.

Generic synonyms: Cord
Group relationships: Log

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Log Line

log-log paper
log Z's
log boat
log cabin
log cabins
log choker
log dog
log drive
log drives
log flumes
log in
log jam
log line (current term)
log off
log on
log out
log up

Literary usage of Log line

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"The log-line is secured to this span and consists of two parts. The portion nearest the log-ship is known .is the "stray line"; its length varies from ю to ..."

2. Chambers's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1901)
"The log-line, >vhich is attached to the log-ship or to the log-bag, ... To facilitate counting the number of sections of the log-line which have been paid ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The distances upon the log-line being marked by pieces of line placed between the strands and carrying the requisite number of knots, this has given the ..."

4. The American Practical Navigator: Being an Epitome of Navigation and by Nathaniel Bowditch, George Wood Logan (1906)
"There is a hole in each corner of the log- chip, and the log-line is knotted in ... The log-line is about 150 fathoms in length, one end made fast to the ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"The log-line is fastened to the log by means of three leads, ... The log-line is divided by means of knots of colored cloth into equal lengths, ..."

6. The New American Practical Navigator: Being an Epitome of Navigation by Nathaniel Bowditch (1826)
"You must also be careful to measure the log-line pretty often, lest it stretch and deceive you in the distance. Like, regard must be had that the ..."

7. The American Coast Pilot: Containing Directions for the Principal Harbors by Edmund March Blunt, George William Blunt (1847)
"... fast the log-line, before you banl it in, mark the bearin; of :.. =: the opposite point or direction will be the course which the vessel makes good. ..."

8. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"To this log a line is fastened, called the log-line (?.*'.). Other forms are also used. A kilty Log. Ai oi faineant. In allusion to the fable of the frogs ..."

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