waterlog

[ waw-ter-lawg, -log, wot-er- ]
/ ˈwɔ tərˌlɔg, -ˌlɒg, ˈwɒt ər- /

verb (used with object), wa·ter·logged, wa·ter·log·ging.

to cause (a boat, ship, etc.) to become uncontrollable as a result of flooding.
to soak, fill, or saturate with water so as to make soggy or useless.

verb (used without object), wa·ter·logged, wa·ter·log·ging.

to become saturated with water.

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Origin of waterlog

First recorded in 1770–80; apparently back formation from waterlogged
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Example sentences from the Web for waterlog

  • Frank saw the wisdom of this advice, and as he followed it, the "Waterlog" shot forward and gained a little upon the schooner.

    The Swan and Her Crew|George Christopher Davies
  • Two were lateeners, one a schooner, two cutters, and the sixth was the "Waterlog."

    The Swan and Her Crew|George Christopher Davies
  • Her name was the Waterlily, but she was facetiously christened and universally called the "Waterlog."

    The Swan and Her Crew|George Christopher Davies