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log line

noun Navigation.
  1. the line by which a log or patent log is streamed.
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Origin of log line

First recorded in 1605–15
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for log line

Historical Examples

  • The second mate and two hands came aft with the log-line and reel.

    The Pirate of the Mediterranean

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • Even had they been able to use a log-line it would have told them but little.

    The Gates of India

    Thomas Holdich

  • The log-line is secured to this span and consists of two parts.

  • As to what's called longitude, she's best left to the log-line.'

  • "Heaving the log," to ascertain the speed by means of a log-line.