Definition of logger in English:



  • 1A person who fells trees for timber; a lumberjack.

    • ‘It's about American tariffs on import of softwood lumber from our loggers up here.’
    • ‘It's a balancing act between the votes of environmentalists on the mainland and those of loggers and timber workers who fear job losses.’
    • ‘She watched as loggers felled trees with chain saws, dragging the logs to a nearby river and then floating them to market.’
    • ‘She is determined to stop loggers from illegally extracting timber from Indian reserves and national parks and to put an end to indiscriminate jungle clearance.’
    • ‘A few years ago, the illegal loggers cut down trees on the outer fringes of the protected forest, but now they unabashedly cut down trees deep in the forest, he said.’
    • ‘For many generations, my forefathers have been lumbermen, loggers and mill workers.’
    • ‘Because of the slow pace and small scale of most of those lumber operations, loggers often selected only the most merchantable trees, leaving the rest for future harvests.’
    • ‘Charter forests are already being condemned by environmental organizations as a giveaway to rapacious loggers who want to fell national forests.’
    • ‘That's odd for an Iowa farmer, most of whom sell the trees to loggers and raise resource-hungry animals or monocultured crops.’
    • ‘Many of the island's great stands of trees have been felled, and Indonesian loggers continue to decimate an area half the size of Switzerland each year.’
    • ‘One shivers at her exploration of remote territories controlled by illegal loggers or narcotics smugglers.’
    • ‘Of course, the major objection would be based on the fact that loggers cut down trees.’
    • ‘Our illegal loggers smuggle the logs there and later our factories buy them from that country.’
    • ‘Officials charge these loggers then set forest fires and stripped trees of their bark in order to get the death certificates required to cut them down.’
    • ‘Giving loggers the timber they remove in exchange for the service they perform is not an improvement, Holmer says.’
    • ‘By cutting down beautiful forest trees, the logger makes $20.’
    • ‘It is unthinkable that bureaucrats would tell Canada's farmers what to plant and when to harvest, loggers when and what trees to fell, or miners what ore to mine and when to mine it.’
    • ‘Canada only charges loggers for timber replacement costs in the vast national forests and does not take bids for the timber, as the U.S. does.’
    • ‘Tree by tree loggers are decimating the forests and their inhabitants.’
    • ‘When a logger cuts a tree, he also coats it with spores that help it decompose.’
  • 2A device or computer program for making a systematic recording of events, observations, or measurements.

    ‘a data logger’
    • ‘Given this fact, it seems reasonable to suggest that most expert users are likely to feel themselves to be relatively safe from computer viruses, Trojans, key loggers and so on.’
    • ‘Key loggers can be on your system recording every keystroke and emailing it to an attacker, enemy or even your spouse.’
    • ‘The sinister instructions can include a virus or a keystroke logger (that steals passwords or other sensitive information).’
    • ‘Just remember that root has access to your private and public keys, and can run a keystroke logger on the box and get your crypto passphrase.’
    • ‘Data loggers - small recording devices attached to the aeration fans - are being used by the IPM researchers.’
    • ‘Some send people to sites that download keystroke loggers.’
    • ‘Temperature data loggers were placed into the center of the egg mass in each nest.’
    • ‘Now all we need to do is configure the stealth logger itself.’
    • ‘Such visits were not recorded by the logger, and these tape recordings were excluded from the analysis.’
    • ‘Second, it had both a key logger or e-mail logging functionality.’
    • ‘However, with the rise of phishing, key loggers and associated risks, I now see the true value of my little device!’
    • ‘It could be an Internet café where a hacker has installed keystroke loggers, or it could be a home PC using an unsecured wireless network.’
    • ‘These same factors drive the temperature recorded by data loggers, and one logger type is unlikely to serve as an effective proxy for all organisms at a site.’
    • ‘One use of this is to install a keystroke logger that will record information such as credit card numbers, user IDs and passwords of the user at the infected machine.’
    • ‘The function of temperature loggers was to precisely record diving behavior.’
    • ‘After the plague of viruses and worms, the main security issues of 2003 were identity theft, spam, keyboard loggers and social engineering.’
    • ‘In some cases, the spyware may include key loggers that could lead to intellectual property theft and corporate espionage.’
    • ‘An identity thief could use it to download a keystroke logger and harvest thousands of passwords and active credit card numbers.’
    • ‘Temperature data loggers were deployed near the outflow of each lake to record the timing and frequency of tidal inflows.’
    • ‘Collection, storage and transmission of data about these activities are constrained by the energy requirements and size of the recording loggers and transmitters.’