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- n. a rope or cable used in towing vessels
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A rope used in towing vessels.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as tow-line.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (nautical) a rope used in towing
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Joey lifted her towrope and squinted into the sun off the water.
The tug towing the vessel was ordered to slow down, letting the towrope go slack and disappear into the water.
The towrope slid along the ground, grew taut, and slowly pulled the barge along the bank.
We attach one end of a bright yellow vinyl towrope to the root base of the first shrub and the other end to the tow hook on the front bumper of the Land Cruiser.
The engine continues to roar and the towrope, tight as a guitar string, hums.
With unmistakable threats and signs we made them not only keep quiet, but also give us much needed assistance in pulling vigorously on the towrope of our boat.
Sevylor has gotten one report of an occupant of a boat being struck by a piece of the hitch, which was still attached to the towrope.
Erik and Ned were already climbing into our little punt and were rowing out toward me with a towrope.
The glider was towed by a C-47 transport plane over the landing zone, where it would release a 300-foot nylon towrope.
A January trip to Vietnam found Augie waterskiing on the Mekong River, where the towrope pulled out of his hands, a novel experience for this veteran outdoorsman.
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