The exchanging of favors or praise, as among artists, critics, or academics.
The act of rolling logs, as when a group of neighbors help to clear off land by rolling logs into some spot for burning, etc.
A concerted effort to push forward mutually advantageous legislative agendas by combining two items, either or both of which might fail on its own, into a single bill that is more likely to pass.
Mutual recommendation of friends' or colleagues' services or products, such as in book recommendations in literary reviews, etc.
The exchanging of political favors, especially the trading of influence or votes among legislators to achieve passage of projects that are of interest to one another.
Origin of logrolling
- From the early American practice of neighbors gathering to help clear land by rolling off and burning felled timber
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition