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traditional logbook on a ship

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EtymologyEdit

1670s, log +‎ book, originally a record of a ship’s speed and progress, from a wooden float (chip log, or simply log) used to measure speed.[1]

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈlɑɡ.bʊk/, /ˈlɔɡ.bʊk/
  • Hyphenation: log‧book
  • (file)

NounEdit

logbook (plural logbooks)

  1. (nautical) A book in which measurements from the ship's log are recorded, along with other salient details of the voyage.
  2. (by extension) A book in which events are recorded; a journal, especially of travel.
  3. (Britain) A record of the ownership, and licensing of a motor car

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ logbook” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2019.