log·ger | \ˈlȯ-gər, 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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That would be a big problem for the loggers salvaging timber at the site of the Pioneer Fire in the Boise National Forest. Rocky Barker, idahostatesman, "US government shutdown: What’s likely closed, open in Idaho | Idaho Statesman," 19 Jan. 2018 In early 2016, the yellow fever virus broke out of its usual pattern: limited spread by forest mosquito species from monkeys to loggers, hunters, farmers and other residents of the Amazon basin. New York Times, "Yellow Fever Circles Brazil’s Huge Cities," 5 Mar. 2018 Muslims as well as indigenous people have been caught in the middle of a five-decade-old insurgency in Mindanao, exacerbated by loggers and mining companies eager to tap its rich resources including gold, copper, and nickel, experts say. Rina Chandran, The Christian Science Monitor, "Philippine city ushers in 'community-led rehabilitation' after siege," 29 June 2018 Fifteen California loggers died on the job between 2012 and 2016, according to the California Department of Industrial Relations. Phillip Reese, sacbee, "Is it more dangerous to be a cop, a pilot or a logger? The 12 most deadly jobs in California | The Sacramento Bee," 25 Apr. 2018 Starting in the 1850s, loggers began cutting them down, including a massive stand in Oakland that researchers say might have contained the largest coast redwoods in the world. Peter Fimrite, San Francisco Chronicle, "A plea to save California’s treasured coast redwoods, giant sequoias," 18 Apr. 2018 Lawyering is not nearly as deadly as other jobs on the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics list of most dangerous professions like logger, commercial fisherman, aircraft pilot or roofer. NBC News, "The dangers of divorce law: Attorneys pack pistols, install panic buttons," 9 June 2018 But Mu Ung went to the Soviet Union, working as a logger, and reportedly died of cancer there. Anna Fifield And Min Joo Kim, Washington Post, "Some Korean Americans have a personal stake in next week’s summit: Finding family," 7 June 2018 Rebels advocated for land to be transferred to the state level — the idea being that local control would mean keeping ranchers, miners, and loggers in business longer. Leah Sottile, Longreads, "Bundyville Chapter Three: A Clan Not to Cross," 17 May 2018

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First Known Use of logger

1732, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of logger

: someone whose job is to cut down trees for wood

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