Tow

Definition of Tow

Pronunciation: tōd
n.1.The coarse and broken part of flax or hemp, separated from the finer part by the hatchel or swingle.
v. t.1.To draw or pull through the water, as a vessel of any kind, by means of a rope.
[imp. & p. p. Towed (tōd); p. pr. & vb. n. Towing.]
n.1.A rope by which anything is towed; a towline, or towrope.
2.The act of towing, or the state of being towed; - chiefly used in the phrase, to take in tow, that is to tow.
3.That which is towed, or drawn by a towline, as a barge, raft, collection of boats, ect.

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pull along, schlep, shlep, towage, towboat, tower, tug, tugboat
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