Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act or service of towing.
  • n. A charge for towing.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of towing
  • n. A charge for towing

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of towing.
  • n. The price paid for towing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of towing.
  • n. A charge for towing.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of hauling something (as a vehicle) by means of a hitch or rope

Etymologies

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tow +‎ -age

Examples

  • Boskalis said that equipment utilization across its businesses was under pressure due to lower volumes and increased competition in the first half of the year, although its revenues rose 9.6% to €1.25 billion $1.80 billion due to last year's acquisition of towage and salvage company Smit.

    Boskalis Warns Of Falling Infrastructure Investment

  • (Cue phone call to The Darling G, phone call to local garage, purchase of towing cable, towage of Vectra to garage, signing of job sheet and pending Credit Card Ouch.)

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • You bend it back on itself to make a nonsticky handle for towage.

    [Announcement] Michael's Birthday - Pareve Purim Party

  • But amongst men of his own stature, or nearly, this frank use of his advantages, in such matters as the awful towage bills for instance, caused much impotent gnashing of teeth.

    Falk, by Joseph Conrad

  • And when we rose not a word had been said about towage!

    Falk, by Joseph Conrad

  • He was sure to get his own extortionate terms out of me for towage whether he frowned or smiled.

    Falk, by Joseph Conrad

  • All he had to do was to race off to his consignees and stop payment of the towage bill before Falk had the time to get in and lift the money.

    Falk, by Joseph Conrad

  • Because of the alleged fraud a clause in the towage contract exempting the tug owners and charterers from liability for the loss of Bos 400, allegedly does not apply.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • If necessary, we had to be ready towage that battle, and to do so in conditions of full success and victory, which are the conditions that were given there.

    MONCADA BARRACKS ANNIVERSARY SPEECH

  • "Give any necessary instructions in regard to victualling and towage to the dockyard," he said.

    On The Beach

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