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

  • n. A line used in towing a vessel or vehicle.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A line or rope used for towing a vehicle

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A line used to tow vessels; a towrope.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A hawser used for towing vessels. Also towing-rope.
  • n. In whaling, the long line which is attached to the toggle-iron or harpoon, and by means of which the whale is made fast to the boat, and may tow it. Also tow-rope.

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

  • n. (nautical) a rope used in towing


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