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logger1

[law-ger, log-er]
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noun
  1. a person whose work is logging; lumberjack.
  2. a tractor used in logging.
  3. a machine for loading logs.

Origin of logger1

An Americanism dating back to 1725–35; log1 + -er1

logger2

[law-ger, log-er]
adjective Scot.
  1. heavy or thick.
  2. thick-headed; stupid.

Origin of logger2

First recorded in 1665–75; back formation from loggerhead
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Examples from the Web for logger

Historical Examples

  • The pineries is no place for weaklings, either as pastor or logger.

    The Lumberjack Sky Pilot

    Thomas D. Whittles

  • The poet's, commonly, is not a logger's path, but a woodman's.

    The Maine Woods

    Henry David Thoreau

  • Paul Bunyan had his setbacks the same as every logger only his were worse.

  • It is no longer the logger or the settler that causes our forest fires.

  • Some logger or hunter may have found them and taken them to our cabin.


British Dictionary definitions for logger

logger

noun
  1. another word for lumberjack
  2. a tractor or crane for handling logs
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Word Origin and History for logger

n.1

"one who fells or cuts trees," by 1708, agent noun from log (v.1).

n.2

"one who enters data in a log," 1958, agent noun from log (v.2).

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