Definition of log cabin
- The successful man liked to claim humble a beginning, saying he was born in a log cabin.
: a usually bulky piece or length of a cut or fallen tree
: 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
: the record of the rate of a ship's speed or of her daily progress
: to cut (trees) for lumber
: to clear (land) of trees in lumbering
: to make a note or record of : enter details of or about in a log
: word : thought : speech : discourse
— see -logue
: a private room on a ship or boat
: a compartment below deck on a boat used for living accommodations
: the passenger or cargo compartment of a vehicle (such as an airplane or automobile)
: to live in or as if in a cabin
: confine, restrain
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