[law-ging, log-ing]
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  1. the process, work, or business of cutting down trees and transporting the logs to sawmills.
  2. 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

An Americanism dating back to 1700–10; log1 + -ing1
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Related Words for loggings

erosion, desertification, logging

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British Dictionary definitions for loggings


  1. the work of felling, trimming, and transporting timber
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Word Origin and History for loggings



"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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