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chip log

noun

, Nautical.
  1. a log for measuring the speed of a vessel.


chip log

noun

  1. nautical a log for determining a vessel's speed, consisting of a wooden chip tossed overboard at the end of a line that is marked off in lengths of 47 feet 3 inches; the speed is calculated by counting the number of such intervals that pass overboard in a 28-second interval


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Origin of chip log1

First recorded in 1825–35

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