Definition of log cabin noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


log cabin

; NAmE
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a small house built of logs See related entries: Types of home Culture Log cabins were common in the frontier parts of America (= at the extreme limits of settled land) from the 17th century. President Abraham Lincoln was born in one in Kentucky. Many later politicians also claimed that they had been born in log cabins in order to persuade people that they came from poor, ordinary families and had become successful by hard work.
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