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pat'ent log'



Naut.
any of various devices for determining the speed of a ship by means of a vaned rotor streamed at the end of a log line upon which it exerts a torsion transmitted to a registering device on board. Also called screw log.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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