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
: a usually bulky piece or length of a cut or fallen tree
: a length of a tree trunk ready for sawing and over six feet (1.8 meters) long
: 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
: to cut (trees) for lumber
: to make a note or record of : enter details of or about in a log
: to move (an indicated distance) or attain (an indicated speed) as noted in a log
: 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 (as an airplane or automobile)
: to live in or as if in a cabin
: confine, restrain
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up log cabin? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).