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LOGROLLING [1 record]

Record 1 2010-09-10

English

Subject field(s)
  • Festivals, Carnivals and Social Events
DEF

logrolling: A sport in which a person tries to retain his balance while standing on and rotating a floating log with his feet and while trying at the same time to dislodge usually a single competitor on the same log.

OBS

birling: The sport of logrolling.

OBS

birl(v.): Rotate a log in the water by moving the feet while standing on it.

OBS

Birling seems the art of standing on a floating log while logrolling is a general term for the sports involving birling. (See source SPORE-E, 1986, vol. 21, p. 32). But sources disagree as to which is which; this gives weight to the near synonymy of both terms.

OBS

There are various types of logrolling sports. 1. Two contestants stand on the ends of a large floating log and try to dislodge each other by spinning the log with their feet. This is called "birling". 2. Others include racing downstream on logs, using a pole to steer around obstacles. 3. In another kind of logrolling, contestants use a "peevee" (a tool with a wooden handle and a flexible hook) to roll a log up a slope.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Festivals, carnavals et fêtes
CONT

Les concours de bûcherons tirent leur origine dans les chantiers. [...] Ils regroupent principalement des épreuves d'escalade et de coupe d'arbres, mais également des concours d'équilibre et d'adresse sur des billes de bois en rotation dans l'eau.

OBS

Pour préciser on dira "concours/compétition/épreuve d'équilibre sur billes de bois en rotation dans l'eau" ou "sur billots flottants".

OBS

Les épreuves varient : 1. Au cours des compétitions d'équilibre, 2 concurrents sont debout à chaque extrémité d'une bille de bois et tentent de déstabiliser l'adversaire en faisant tourner sur lui-même le tronc d'arbre à l'aide de leurs pieds. 2. Les concurrents peuvent aussi se mesurer à la descente de rivière sur des billots. 3. Un autre sport de bûcheron consiste à utiliser un "tourne-billes" muni d'un manche en bois et d'un crochet souple, pour faire rouler des billots vers le haut d'une pente.

OBS

bûche roulante : équivalent de "log-rolling" proposé par le Centre national du sport et de la récréation.

OBS

"Concours de draveurs" : terme entériné par le Secrétariat d'État et le Comité de linguistique de Radio-Canada.

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