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log line

noun, Navigation.
the line by which a log or patent log is streamed.
Origin of log line
First recorded in 1605-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Then the number of knots shown by the log line must be doubled.

    Lectures in Navigation Ernest Gallaudet Draper
  • I asked, thinking that perhaps the log line had carried away.

    The Flying Bo'sun

    Arthur Mason
  • Kennedy thereupon examined rigorously the log line, and, being satisfied with that, he determined to throw the log himself.

    Franklin's Autobiography Benjamin Franklin
  • Giving instructions to haul in the log line, I went below to look at the barometer.

    The Flying Bo'sun

    Arthur Mason
  • Picton, who is full of activity, begins to unroll the log line; the captain turns the glass, away goes the log.

    Acadia Frederic S. Cozzens

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