Origin of logger1
- heavy or thick.
- 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
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.The Marvelous Exploits of Paul Bunyan
W. B. Laughead
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.The Bobbsey Twins at Cedar Camp
Laura Lee Hope
- another word for lumberjack
- a tractor or crane for handling logs
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Word Origin and History for logger
"one who fells or cuts trees," by 1708, agent noun from log (v.1).
"one who enters data in a log," 1958, agent noun from log (v.2).
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