patent log

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  • patent log — noun a cigar shaped log with rotary fins that measure the ship s speed • Syn: ↑screw log, ↑taffrail log • Hypernyms: ↑log …   Useful english dictionary

  • patent log — Naut. any of various devices for determining the speed of a ship by means of a vaned rotor streamed at the end of a log line upon which it exerts a torsion transmitted to a registering device on board. Also called screw log. [1875 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • patent log — /peɪtnt ˈlɒg/ (say paytnt log) noun See log (def. 3c) …   Australian English dictionary

  • log — log1 loggish, adj. /lawg, log/, n., v., logged, logging. n. 1. a portion or length of the trunk or of a large limb of a felled tree. 2. something inert, heavy, or not sentient. 3. Naut. any of various devices for determining the speed of a ship,… …   Universalium

  • log — /lɒg / (say log) noun 1. an unhewn portion or length of the trunk or a large limb of a felled tree. 2. something inert or heavy. 3. Nautical a. a device for determining the speed of and distance covered by a ship. b. Also, chip log. a device… …   Australian English dictionary

  • log — Synonyms and related words: Domesday Book, Mach meter, accelerometer, account book, accounts payable ledger, accounts receivable ledger, address book, adversaria, album, anemometer, annals, annual, appointment calendar, appointment schedule,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • log line — noun a knotted cord that runs out from a reel to a piece of wood that is attached to it • Hypernyms: ↑cord • Part Holonyms: ↑log * * * noun : a line that is usually made of cord (as hemp, braided cotton twine) and that is used in gauging the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • log line — Navig. the line by which a log or patent log is streamed. [1605 15] * * * …   Universalium

  • Log — Log, Apparat oder Vorrichtung zum Messen der Schiffsgeschwindigkeit. Man unterscheidet Grundlog, Reelingslog, gewöhnliches Log und Patentlog. Das nur bei mäßiger Fahrt anwendbare, bei Strom falsche Daten ergebende Grundlog, besteht darin, daß man …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • Log — (niederd. Logge), Werkzeug zum Messen der Fahrgeschwindigkeit von Schiffen, besteht aus Logscheit, Logleine, Logrolle und Logglas. Mit dem gewöhnlichen L. [Abb. 1071] mißt man den Weg, den das Schiff in 14 oder 28 Sekunden, der Auslaufzeit einer… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

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