Definitions for taffrail log
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patent log, screw log, taffrail log(noun)
a cigar-shaped log with rotary fins that measure the ship's speed
A mechanical device dragged from the stern of the vessel that indicates the vessel's speed through the water; usually consists of a propeller, a reading unit and a stiff line connecting them.
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