Simple Definition of logjam
: a situation in which a large number of logs floating down a river become tangled with each other so that further movement is not possible
: a situation in which no progress seems possible
Examples of logjam in a sentence
He was called in to try to break the logjam in the negotiations.
<the presence of an ambulance on the side of the highway created a logjam of rubberneckers who just had to have a look>
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