logjam logjam  /ˈlɑɡ ˌdʒæm/


  1. (n) any stoppage attributable to unusual activity
  2. (n) an immovable mass of logs blocking a river


  1. But that logjam won't persist forever--and if it appears you'll be trapped for a few years, try to refinance at today's lower rates.
  2. Disney chairman Dick Cook is credited with breaking the initial logjam with Chicken Little in 2005.
  3. The logjam was a major misstep for a company that markets its products as simpler, more elegant and easier to use than the competition's.


  1. U.S. Open 2013: Pace of play already an issue at USGA's flagship event

    Well, that didn’t take long. A day after the USGA, with great fanfare, debuted a new initiative to speed up play , Bubba Watson was part of a lengthy logjam on the first hole in the weather-delayed opening round of the U.S. Open. Watson and playing partners Dustin Johnson and Nicolas Colsaerts, members of the first threesome off the 11th tee at 7 a.m. ET Thursday, got seven holes in before the ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: SB Nation

  2. Five observations from Day 2 of minicamp

    Two minicamp practices down and one to go as Paul Dehner Jr. and I give our thoughts from Day 2: * Brandon Tate continues to have a solid offseason, especially as a receiver. He made a nice one-handed grab on a pass from Andy Dalton with Adam “Pacman” Jones covering. With the logjam for the ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer

  3. Logjam: Debris threatens Eddy Creek bridge

    Heavy rains in Lyon County Wednesday night and Thursday morning led to a few problems along county roadways, including a major logjam at the bridge on Eddy Creek Road.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Princeton Times Leader


  1. "At this point in time . . . I imagine that the leaders in Africa should really move in to unlock this logjam," Zuma said. "We have been affected by the situation in Zimbabwe. That's part of the reason we're engaged . . . there is a concrete,...
    on Apr 29, 2008 By: Jacob Zuma Source: AllAfrica.com

  2. "We need to fix the logjam in Washington," Roemer said. "We cannot afford to wait any longer."
    on Jul 7, 2007 By: Tim Roemer Source: Guardian Unlimited

  3. "With the Phantoms having two defensemen coming back from injury, we will have a logjam on defense," Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren said. "This will give Jussi an opportunity to play."
    on Dec 10, 2007 By: Paul Holmgren Source: SportingNews.com

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