any of various devices for determining the speed of a ship by means of a vaned rotor streamed at the end of a log line upon which it exerts a torsion transmitted to a registering device on board.
(nautical) any of several mechanical devices for measuring the speed of a vessel and the distance travelled, consisting typically of a trailing rotor that registers its rotations on a meter Compare chip log
[pat-nt, pat-n or, esp. British, peyt-nt] /ˈpæt nt, ˈpæt n or, esp. British, ˈpeɪt nt/ noun 1. a hard, glossy, smooth leather, used especially in shoes and accessories. noun 1. leather or imitation leather processed with lacquer to give a hard glossy surface
[pat-nt or for 10, 12–15, peyt-; especially British peyt-nt] /ˈpæt nt or for 10, 12–15, ˈpeɪt-; especially British ˈpeɪt nt/ noun 1. the exclusive right granted by a government to an inventor to manufacture, use, or sell an invention for a certain number of years. 2. an invention or process protected by this right. 3. […]
noun 1. a medicine sold without a prescription in drugstores or by sales representatives, and usually protected by a trademark. 2. a medicine distributed by a company having a patent on its manufacture. noun 1. a medicine protected by a patent and available without a doctor’s prescription patent medicine pat·ent medicine (pāt’nt) n. A nonprescription […]
noun 1. (often initial capital letters) a governmental agency that administers and regulates patents and trademarks, in the U.S. forming a division of the Department of Commerce. /ˈpætənt/ noun 1. a government department that issues patents Pat. Off