log cabin

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of log cabin

:a cabin made from logs
  • The successful man liked to claim humble a beginning, saying he was born in a log cabin.

Word by Word Definitions

log play
  1. : a usually bulky piece or length of a cut or fallen tree

  2. : an apparatus for measuring the rate of a ship's motion through the water that consists of a block fastened to a line and run out from a reel

  3. : the record of the rate of a ship's speed or of her daily progress

  1. : to cut (trees) for lumber

  2. : to clear (land) of trees in lumbering

  3. : to make a note or record of : enter details of or about in a log

  1. : logarithm

  1. : word : thought : speech : discourse

  1. — see -logue

cabin play
  1. : a private room on a ship or boat

  2. : a compartment below deck on a boat used for living accommodations

  3. : the passenger or cargo compartment of a vehicle (such as an airplane or automobile)

  1. : to live in or as if in a cabin

  2. : confine, restrain


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