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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
log cabin
▪ He lived alone in a log cabin beside the lake, his only company a portable radio and television.
▪ How a self-made man should always say he was born in something like a log cabin, preferably with no running water.
▪ Sometimes I am in the log cabin, looking at it; other times I am wandering through it.
▪ The path led to a log cabin with a chalet-style sloping roof in the middle of a clearing.
▪ The reality of a painted postcard of a log cabin and box of arrowheads disappeared.
▪ They settled in Prairieville in Barry County, cleared land, and put up a log cabin and later a proper house.
▪ We stopped at the Association of Pioneer Women of California log cabin, and their garish statue.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Log cabin

Log \Log\, n. [Icel. l[=a]g a felled tree, log; akin to E. lie. See Lie to lie prostrate.]

  1. A bulky piece of wood which has not been shaped by hewing or sawing.

  2. [Prob. the same word as in sense 1; cf. LG. log, lock, Dan. log, Sw. logg.] (Naut.) An apparatus for measuring the rate of a ship's motion through the water.

    Note: The common log consists of the log-chip, or logship, often exclusively called the log, and the log line, the former being commonly a thin wooden quadrant of five or six inches radius, loaded with lead on the arc to make it float with the point up. It is attached to the log line by cords from each corner. This line is divided into equal spaces, called knots, each bearing the same proportion to a mile that half a minute does to an hour. The line is wound on a reel which is so held as to let it run off freely. When the log is thrown, the log-chip is kept by the water from being drawn forward, and the speed of the ship is shown by the number of knots run out in half a minute. There are improved logs, consisting of a piece of mechanism which, being towed astern, shows the distance actually gone through by the ship, by means of the revolutions of a fly, which are registered on a dial plate.

  3. Hence: The record of the rate of speed of a ship or airplane, and of the course of its progress for the duration of a voyage; also, the full nautical record of a ship's cruise or voyage; a log slate; a log book.

  4. Hence, generally: A record and tabulated statement of the person(s) operating, operations performed, resources consumed, and the work done by any machine, device, or system.

  5. (Mining) A weight or block near the free end of a hoisting rope to prevent it from being drawn through the sheave.

  6. (computers) A record of activities performed within a program, or changes in a database or file on a computer, and typically kept as a file in the computer. Log board (Naut.), a board consisting of two parts shutting together like a book, with columns in which are entered the direction of the wind, course of the ship, etc., during each hour of the day and night. These entries are transferred to the log book. A folding slate is now used instead. Log book, or Logbook (Naut.),

    1. a book in which is entered the daily progress of a ship at sea, as indicated by the log, with notes on the weather and incidents of the voyage; the contents of the log board.

    2. a book in which a log[4] is recorded.

      Log cabin, Log house, a cabin or house made of logs.

      Log canoe, a canoe made by shaping and hollowing out a single log; a dugout canoe.

      Log glass (Naut.), a small sandglass used to time the running out of the log line.

      Log line (Naut.), a line or cord about a hundred and fifty fathoms long, fastened to the log-chip. See Note under 2d Log, n., 2.

      Log perch (Zo["o]l.), an ethiostomoid fish, or darter ( Percina caprodes); -- called also hogfish and rockfish.

      Log reel (Naut.), the reel on which the log line is wound.

      Log slate. (Naut.) See Log board (above).

      Rough log (Naut.), a first draught of a record of the cruise or voyage.

      Smooth log (Naut.), a clean copy of the rough log. In the case of naval vessels this copy is forwarded to the proper officer of the government.

      To heave the log (Naut.), to cast the log-chip into the water; also, the whole process of ascertaining a vessel's speed by the log.

log cabin

n. A small simple dwelling made from log.

log cabin

n. a cabin built with logs

Log Cabin, TX -- U.S. city in Texas
Population (2000): 733
Housing Units (2000): 548
Land area (2000): 1.060343 sq. miles (2.746275 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.060343 sq. miles (2.746275 sq. km)
FIPS code: 43354
Located within: Texas (TX), FIPS 48
Location: 32.223427 N, 96.022415 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Log Cabin, TX
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Log cabin

A log cabin is a dwelling constructed of logs, especially a less finished or architecturally sophisticated structure. Log cabins have an ancient history in Europe, and in America are often associated with first generation home building by settlers.

Log Cabin (Bellevue, Nebraska)

The Log Cabin at present-day 1805 Hancock Street in Bellevue, Nebraska was built in the 1830s, and is commonly acknowledged as the oldest building in Nebraska.

Log cabin (disambiguation)

__NOTOC__ Log cabin may refer to:

  • Log cabin, a small house built from logs
    • Log home, a term preferred by most contemporary log home builders
  • Log cabin campaign, when a candidate (usually for President) attempts to portray himself as a simple, man of the people
  • Log Cabin, Texas, a city in Henderson County
  • Log Cabin Republicans, a federated gay and lesbian political organization in the United States
  • Log Cabin Syrup, a brand of maple syrup produced by Pinnacle Foods
  • Log Cabin Wilderness Camp, a Boy Scout camp operated in the Inyo National Forest on the site of the Log Cabin Gold Mine
  • The political newspaper of the Whig Party, later merged into the New York Tribune
Historic sites
  • John Patton Log Cabin, a log home located in the McLean County, Illinois city of Lexington
  • Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site, history park located south of Charleston, Illinois, U.S.A
  • Log Cabin (University of Pittsburgh)
  • The Log Cabin, the name for Pod's and Jerry's club in Harlem, New York City from 1933 to 1948.
Log Cabin (Oak Park Heights, Minnesota)

The Log Cabin is a historic restaurant in Oak Park Heights, Minnesota, United States. It was established in 1932 as a roadhouse—an eatery and nightclub catering to motorists in an isolated location. Opening in the last years of Prohibition, it was rumored to serve illegal alcohol and harbor gangsters. The Log Cabin was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007 for having local significance in the themes of architecture and commerce. It was nominated for its associations with the roadhouse network that developed in the early-20th-century St. Croix Valley, and for its quaint log cabin motif designed to attract the first generation of automobile travelers. Over the years it has operated under the names Club Tara Hideaway, Club Tara, and—since 1997—Phil's Tara Hideaway.

Usage examples of "log cabin".

At the top, they found themselves in the back yard of a weathered log cabin which perched on the edge of the precipice.

I found a stream of snow water running off the ridge and an abandoned log cabin built by some prospector.

I used to live up there, Matthew said, indicating the log cabin which Turlocks had occupied for two centuries.

Matthew said, indicating the log cabin which Turlocks had occupied for two centuries.

When he reached the camp, he saw to his surprise that another log cabin had been thrown up near the sawmill.

They pointedly ignored each other, a reasonably difficult feat for two large persons confined in a twenty- foot -square log cabin.

Carley remembered that somewhere along this flat there was a log cabin which had before provided shelter for her and Flo when they were caught in a rainstorm.

A rambling log cabin attracted me by reason of the shaggy mustangs standing before it and the sounds of mirth within.

He leaned against the log cabin, waiting for his eyes to become perfectly adjusted to the darkness.

It was a log cabin and a very sloppy job, for, while there were those among them who had seen pictures or had even seen log cabins, there was no one who had ever built one before.