Definition of yule log in English:

yule log

noun

  • 1A large log traditionally burnt in the hearth on Christmas Eve.

    • ‘The hall was stiflingly hot, and as we entered I saw why: directly across from the entrance, flames curled around a massive yule log set in a hearth large enough to hold a small crowd.’
    • ‘A yule log has traditionally been used to start the fire for the following year.’
    • ‘The evergreen and the yule log originated from the Norsemen.’
    1. 1.1A log-shaped chocolate cake eaten at Christmas.
      ‘Each guild must enter a Christmas table centre, homemade Christmas card, Christmas tea cosy and chocolate yule log.’
      ‘The winners of the monthly competition for the best homemade yule log was Doreen Mulhall.’

Pronunciation

yule log

/ˈjuːl ˌlɒɡ/