Yule log

noun

Definition of Yule log

:a large log formerly put on the hearth on Christmas Eve as the foundation of the fire

First Known Use of yule log

1725


YULE LOG Defined for Kids

yule log

noun, often capitalized Y

Definition of yule log for Students

:a large log once put in the fireplace on Christmas Eve as the foundation of the fire


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