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Pronunciation:  'log`rowling

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\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
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