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- (intransitive) To exchange political favours.
- (transitive) To combine legislative items, either or both of which might fail on its own, into a single bill that is more likely to pass.
- Republicans defeated Democratic efforts to logroll hate crimes legislation into the defense appropriations bill.
- To roll a log in a body of water, while balancing on it; to birl.
2002 May 31, Jeffrey Felshman, “Calendar”, Chicago Reader:
- The competitors come from as far away as New Zealand and Spain to the Lumberjack Bowl in Hayward--formerly a holding pond for Weyerhauser's North Wisconsin Logging Company--to pole climb, speed saw, logroll, and chop with all their might.
- To move like rolling logs.
1999 January 22, Laura Molzahn, “Chicago's Next Dance Festival”, Chicago Reader:
- Her dancers may logroll over each other or curl up together, but they never get personal.
- (transitive) To safely move (a body) in an emergency (medical) situation, tilting them up, then laying them on a transport surface.
logroll (plural logrolls)