noun Date: 1812 1. [from a former American custom of neighbors assisting one another in rolling logs into a pile for burning] the exchanging of assistance or favors; specifically the trading of votes by legislators to secure favorable action on projects of interest to each one 2. the rolling of logs in water by treading; also a sport in which contestants treading logs try to dislodge one another

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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