- the line by which a log or patent log is streamed.
Origin of log line
First recorded in 1605–15
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Examples from the Web for log line
The second mate and two hands came aft with the log-line and reel.The Pirate of the Mediterranean
Even had they been able to use a log-line it would have told them but little.The Gates of India
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.'My Danish Sweetheart., Volume 2 of 3
William Clark Russell
"Heaving the log," to ascertain the speed by means of a log-line.Practical Boat-Sailing