chip log

chip log
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chip lawg, log]
    • /tʃɪp lɔg, lɒg/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chip lawg, log]
    • /tʃɪp lɔg, lɒg/

Definitions of chip log words

  • noun chip log a log for determining a vessel's speed, consisting of a wooden chip tossed overboard at the end of a line that is marked off in lengths of 47 feet 3 inches; the speed is calculated by counting the number of such intervals that pass overboard in a 28-second interval 3
  • noun chip log a log for measuring the speed of a vessel. 1
  • noun chip log (nautical) A simple device for measuring the speed of a vessel, consisting of a wooden board (drag) attached to a line on a reel. 0

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Origin of chip log

First appearance:

before 1825
One of the 37% newest English words
First recorded in 1825-35

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chip log popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 40% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 60% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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