Definition of logger in US English:

logger

noun

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

    • ‘That's odd for an Iowa farmer, most of whom sell the trees to loggers and raise resource-hungry animals or monocultured crops.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘She watched as loggers felled trees with chain saws, dragging the logs to a nearby river and then floating them to market.’
    • ‘When a logger cuts a tree, he also coats it with spores that help it decompose.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘By cutting down beautiful forest trees, the logger makes $20.’
    • ‘One shivers at her exploration of remote territories controlled by illegal loggers or narcotics smugglers.’
    • ‘Charter forests are already being condemned by environmental organizations as a giveaway to rapacious loggers who want to fell national forests.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Tree by tree loggers are decimating the forests and their inhabitants.’
    • ‘Of course, the major objection would be based on the fact that loggers cut down trees.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Giving loggers the timber they remove in exchange for the service they perform is not an improvement, Holmer says.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Our illegal loggers smuggle the logs there and later our factories buy them from that country.’
  • 2A device or computer program for making a systematic recording of events, observations, or measurements.

    • ‘After the plague of viruses and worms, the main security issues of 2003 were identity theft, spam, keyboard loggers and social engineering.’
    • ‘The sinister instructions can include a virus or a keystroke logger (that steals passwords or other sensitive information).’
    • ‘Now all we need to do is configure the stealth logger itself.’
    • ‘Some send people to sites that download keystroke loggers.’
    • ‘Collection, storage and transmission of data about these activities are constrained by the energy requirements and size of the recording loggers and transmitters.’
    • ‘Key loggers can be on your system recording every keystroke and emailing it to an attacker, enemy or even your spouse.’
    • ‘However, with the rise of phishing, key loggers and associated risks, I now see the true value of my little device!’
    • ‘Temperature data loggers were deployed near the outflow of each lake to record the timing and frequency of tidal inflows.’
    • ‘In some cases, the spyware may include key loggers that could lead to intellectual property theft and corporate espionage.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The function of temperature loggers was to precisely record diving behavior.’
    • ‘Temperature data loggers were placed into the center of the egg mass in each nest.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘An identity thief could use it to download a keystroke logger and harvest thousands of passwords and active credit card numbers.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Second, it had both a key logger or e-mail logging functionality.’
    • ‘Such visits were not recorded by the logger, and these tape recordings were excluded from the analysis.’
    • ‘Data loggers - small recording devices attached to the aeration fans - are being used by the IPM researchers.’

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