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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
1. The exchanging of favors, especially by legislators by voting for each other’s legislation.
2. A sport in which two players stand on a floating log and try to knock each other off by spinning the log with their feet.
From the former practice of neighbors helping each other move logs by rolling them. Earliest documented use: 1792.
“Potential externals are identified by the supervisor and through a system of logrolling enticed to take on the duty -- as a favour that it is anticipated will be returned.”
John Wakeford; Postgraduate Courses: What Goalposts?; The Guardian (London, UK); Sep 17, 2002.
See more usage examples of logrolling in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart. The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace. -Carlos Santana, musician (b. 20 Jul 1947)