Pronounced: des-ih-DEER-ee-uhm, noun
Notes: Even if you don’t know this word, you may be able to guess it
The word logrolling means
- the exchange of favors, especially by legislators by voting for each other’s legislation
- 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
Our word came into English in the late 1700s
Background / Comments
The meaning I knew is the second one listed above; I remember watching logrolling on television as a child. I was not aware that any other definition existed. The word comes from the practice of neighbors helping one another to move logs by rolling them.