log·​ger | \ ˈlȯ-gər How to pronounce logger (audio) , ˈlä-\

Definition of logger

: one engaged in logging

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Synonyms for logger


jack, lumberjack, lumberman

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Examples of logger in a Sentence

the loggers were obliged to plant as many trees as they cut down

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While threats from miners, loggers, and farmers aren’t uncommon, assassinations like this are rare. Catherine Kim, Vox, "Vox Sentences: Another mass shooting," 30 July 2019 Rangers have set up informant networks to report back on loggers and fire starters in far-flung villages. Peter Schwartzstein, National Geographic, "Iraq races to save last of Middle East's forests from burning," 22 July 2019 His descriptions of logging itself—the ingenious mechanics of taking down trees and the skill of experienced loggers—are wonderfully detailed, dramatic and exhilarating. Katherine A. Powers, WSJ, "‘Deep River’ Review: In the Heart of the Forest Primeval," 28 June 2019 Outside the Capitol on Thursday, a small group of loggers gathered to protest — and more were expected to show up. NBC News, "Oregon gov orders police to chase GOP senators who fled Capitol to dodge climate vote," 20 June 2019 Timber groups issued scathing statements, wondering why no one was measuring the stress levels of unemployed loggers. Sandi Doughton, The Seattle Times, "Sam Wasser might be the ‘guru of doo-doo,’ but his research ignites serious passions," 19 May 2019 Indigenous groups say government policies have led to land grabs by ranchers, farmers and loggers in incursions that often end in violence. Sarah Dilorenzo, The Seattle Times, "Group: Land activist murders keep rising, 2017 deadliest yet," 23 July 2018 Rittl says loggers, farmers and miners emboldened by Bolsonaro's pro-business stance have jumped on the opportunity, taking advantage of reduced controls and less oversight to seize control of a growing area of land within the Amazon forest. Vasco Cotovio, CNN, "Amazon destruction accelerates 60% to one and a half soccer fields every minute," 2 July 2019 Matti becomes a logger and, in time, through ingenuity and hard work, the owner of a small logging outfit. Katherine A. Powers, WSJ, "‘Deep River’ Review: In the Heart of the Forest Primeval," 28 June 2019

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First Known Use of logger

1732, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of logger was in 1732

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English Language Learners Definition of logger

: someone whose job is to cut down trees for wood

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