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[law-ger, log-er]
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  1. a person whose work is logging; lumberjack.
  2. a tractor used in logging.
  3. a machine for loading logs.
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Origin of logger1

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


[law-ger, log-er]
adjective Scot.
  1. heavy or thick.
  2. thick-headed; stupid.
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Origin of logger2

First recorded in 1665–75; back formation from loggerhead
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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


  1. another word for lumberjack
  2. 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).

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

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