Pronunciation: (lôg'rō"ling, log'-), [key]
1. U.S. Politics.the exchange of support or favors, esp. by legislators for mutual political gain as by voting for each other's bills.
2. cronyism or mutual favoritism among writers, editors, or critics, as in the form of reciprocal flattering reviews; back scratching.
3. the action of rolling logs to a particular place.
4. the action of rotating a log rapidly in the water by treading upon it, esp. as a competitive sport; birling.
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