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screw log

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n screw log a cigar-shaped log with rotary fins that measure the ship's speed
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Usage

In literature:

The screw was immediately put in motion, and the log gave twenty miles an hour.
"Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea" by Jules Verne
Then I stood around like a bump on a log, trying to screw my courage up to ask the blear eyed, red-nosed Apollo for a job.
"Danger Signals" by John A. Hill and Jasper Ewing Brady
Do you want a shingle, a board, a door, a window, a log, a screw, a wedge?
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 95, September 1865" by Various
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