logline

or log line

[ lawg-lahyn, log- ]

noun
  1. a one to two sentence synopsis of a program, script, screenplay, or book, often used to sell the work to a producer or publisher: We've got to make sure the logline is perfect when we go pitch this idea.

  2. NauticalNow Rare. a length of rope with knots tied 7 fathoms apart, by which a log or patent log is streamed in order to measure the speed of a ship.

Origin of logline

1
First recorded in 1605–15

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