- the process, work, or business of cutting down trees and transporting the logs to sawmills.
- Nautical. a deduction from the pay of a sailor, made as a fine or forfeit and recorded in the logbook of the ship.
Origin of logging
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There were "harvest homes" and "quilting bees" and "loggings" and "barn raisings."Canada: the Empire of the North
Agnes C. Laut
- the work of felling, trimming, and transporting timber
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"act of felling timber," 1706, verbal noun from log (v.1).
"act of recording in a log," 1941, verbal noun from log (v.2).
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