chip log


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chip log

n
(Nautical Terms) nautical 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
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The chip log was cast over the stern of the moving vessel and the line allowed to be pulled out by the dragging of the log.
The chip log was "cast" over the stern of the moving vessel and the line allowed to pay out.
The act's thrust is clearly to deliver far greater volumes of valuable ponderosa pine and chip logs for biomass at below real-market prices.