log line EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun Navigation. the line by which a log or patent log is streamed.
Origin of log line First recorded in 1605–15 Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for log line Historical Examples of log line
The second mate and two hands came aft with the log-line and reel.
Even had they been able to use a log-line it would have told them but little.
The log-line is secured to this span and consists of two parts.
As to what’s called longitude, she’s best left to the log-line.’
William Clark Russell
“Heaving the log,” to ascertain the speed by means of a log-line.