Definition of Screw log

1. Noun. A cigar-shaped log with rotary fins that measure the ship's speed.

Exact synonyms: Patent Log, Taffrail Log
Generic synonyms: Log

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Screw Log

screw arteries
screw auger
screw augur
screw back
screw bean
screw cap
screw caps
screw drive
screw elevator
screw eye
screw it
screw jack
screw joint
screw key
screw log (current term)
screw off
screw over
screw pile
screw pinch
screw pine
screw propeller
screw shoe
screw shoes
screw that
screw the pooch
screw this
screw thread
screw threads
screw top

Literary usage of Screw log

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1. Scientific Opinion: A Weekly Record of Scientific Progress at Home & Abroad (1870)
"In 1792 Go wer patented a screw log, and several others followed his lead up to the ... It will be seen that the value of any screw log must depend on the ..."

2. Transactions by Society of Engineers (London, England), England Society of Engineers (London (1872)
"It will be seen that the value of any screw log must depend on the uniformity ... Tested by this rule the screw log is found wanting. In the first place, ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"... patented a screw log, which has been so generally adopted that it deserves special notice and description. ..."

4. Glossary of Navigation: A Vade Mecum for Practical Navigators by John Bradley Harbord, H. B. Goodwin (1897)
"Mr. Edward Massey was the original patentee of the screw-log and has since introduced important improvements in its construction. ..."

5. The Life of Sir William Siemens by William Pole (1888)
"The patent contained also an application of the same principle to forming a screw log for measuring the speed of a ship through the water—a contrivance ..."

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