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A surface along which cylindrical objects or objects on rollers may be moved, especially a naturally or artificially inclined surface used by lumberjacks to slide logs into a waterway for transport.
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1. (Forestry) an incline down which logs are rolled for transportation
2. (Mechanical Engineering) a series of rollers laid parallel to each other, over which heavy loads may be moved
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. a place on which things are rolled or moved on rollers.
2. an incline for rolling or sliding logs into a stream to begin them on their journey from lumber camp to mill.
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