Yule log
noun Date: 1725 a large log formerly put on the hearth on Christmas Eve as the foundation of the fire

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Yule log — Yule Yule ([=u]l), n. [OE. yol, [yogh]ol, AS. ge[ o]l; akin to ge[ o]la December or January, Icel. j[=o]l Yule, Ylir the name of a winter month, Sw. jul Christmas, Dan. juul, Goth. jiuleis November or December. Cf. {Jolly}.] Christmas or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • yule log — n 1.) a ↑log (=thick piece of wood) that some people burn as a tradition on the evening before Christmas 2.) BrE a chocolate cake shaped like a ↑log and eaten at Christmas …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • yule log — ► NOUN 1) a large log traditionally burnt in the hearth on Christmas Eve. 2) a log shaped chocolate cake eaten at Christmas …   English terms dictionary

  • yule log — yule′ log n. a large log of wood that traditionally formed the backlog of the fire at Christmas • Etymology: 1715–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • yule log — n. a large log formerly used as the foundation for the ceremonial Christmas Eve fire …   English World dictionary

  • Yule log — For other uses, see Yule log (disambiguation). An illustration of people collecting a yule log from Chambers Book of Days (1832) p. 736 A Yule log is a large and extremely hard log which is burned in the hearth as a part of traditional Yule or… …   Wikipedia

  • yule log — /ˈjul lɒg/ (say yoohl log) noun a large log of wood which traditionally formed the foundation of the fire at Christmas. Also, yule block, yule clog …   Australian English dictionary

  • yule log — a large log of wood that traditionally formed the backlog of the fire at Christmas. Also called yule block, yule clog. [1715 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • Yule log — noun a) a large log traditionally burned on Christmas Eve b) a log shaped Christmas cake, covered in chocolate …   Wiktionary

  • yule log — noun a large log traditionally burnt in the hearth on Christmas Eve. ↘a log shaped chocolate cake eaten at Christmas …   English new terms dictionary

  • yule log — noun (C) 1 a log of wood traditionally burnt on the evening before Christmas 2 a chocolate cake shaped like a log and eaten at Christmas …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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