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Meaning of LOGROLLING

Pronunciation:  'log`rowling

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  rotating a log rapidly in the water (as a competitive sport)
  2. [n]  act of exchanging favors for mutual gain; especially trading of influence or votes among legislators to gain passage of certain projects
 

LOGROLLING is a 10 letter word that starts with L.

 

 Synonyms: birling
 
 See Also: exchange, spin, twirl, twist, twisting, whirl

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Log"roll`ing\, n.
1. (Logging) The act or process of rolling logs from the
   place where they were felled to the stream which floats
   them to the sawmill or to market. In this labor
   neighboring camps of loggers combine to assist each other
   in turn. --Longfellow. [U.S.]

2. Hence: A combining to assist another in consideration of
   receiving assistance in return; -- sometimes used of a
   disreputable mode of accomplishing political schemes or
   ends. [Cant, U.S.]



 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: backscratching, barter, cloture, committee consideration, debate, deliberation, division, even trade, filibuster, filibustering, filing, first reading, influence peddling, introduction, lobbying, lobbyism, political influence, pork barrel, public opinion, roll call, second reading, social pressure, special-interest pressure, steamroller methods, swap, swapping, switch, tabling, talkathon, third reading, trade, trading, vote, wire-pulling
 

 

 

 

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