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logging

[law-ging, log-ing]
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noun
  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.
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Origin of logging

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

erosion, desertification, logging

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Historical Examples

  • There were "harvest homes" and "quilting bees" and "loggings" and "barn raisings."

    Canada: the Empire of the North

    Agnes C. Laut


British Dictionary definitions for loggings

logging

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

logging

n.1

"act of felling timber," 1706, verbal noun from log (v.1).

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logging

n.2

"act of recording in a log," 1941, verbal noun from log (v.2).

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