log·​book | \ ˈlȯg-ˌbu̇k How to pronounce logbook (audio) , ˈläg-\

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Officers also reviewed a logbook that students needed to sign in order to see Majkowski at the guidance counselor’s office, the reports said. Elyssa Cherney, chicagotribune.com, "A longtime St. Viator coach was escorted off campus in June. Now he is charged with disorderly conduct over alleged texts to students.," 28 Aug. 2019 Old Weather, a crowdsourcing project, has enlisted the help of thousands of volunteers to transcribe entries from 20th-century ship logbooks (some written by hand) to help scientists compile historical climate data to feed into their models. The Economist, "Shipping logs show how quickly Arctic sea ice is melting," 13 Aug. 2019 The museum also reached out to experts in Germany, who were able to track down Paula’s meteorological logbooks. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "131-Year-Old Message in a Bottle Found on Australian Beach," 8 Mar. 2018 Its volunteers have been noting client changes in paper logbooks for decades. Howard Lipin/san Diego Union-tribune, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Meals on Wheels expands innovative health program that started in San Diego," 6 June 2019 Every cache contains a physical logbook in which cache hunters chronicle their visits on-site. Glenn Derene, Popular Mechanics, "Geocaching: Join in the Global Game of Hide and Seek," 22 Apr. 2011 According to court documents, Washington and Davis did not keep a logbook to document when medication was administered. Kelsey Mo, azcentral, "2 suspected of abusing disabled adults in El Mirage unlicensed care facility," 2 July 2018 The group’s latest expedition will make a particularly memorable entry in the logbook. The Economist, "A cave rescue in Thailand shows Britain’s skill at spelunking," 11 July 2018 Jones and her team spent thousands of hours sitting under surgical theater lighting, keeping a constant record in a special logbook known as an ethogram. Orly Nadell Farber, STAT, "‘You, me, parking lot!’: Behind surgical curtain, researchers find hierarchies and gender dynamics driving conflict," 2 July 2018

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circa 1679, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of logbook was circa 1679

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English Language Learners Definition of logbook

: a written record of activity, events, or travel

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