Tug

Definition of Tug

v. t.1.To pull or draw with great effort; to draw along with continued exertion; to haul along; to tow; as, to tug a loaded cart; to tug a ship into port.
[imp. & p. p. Tugged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Tugging.]
There sweat, there strain, tug the laborious oar.
- Roscommon.
2.To pull; to pluck.
To ease the pain,
His tugged cars suffered with a strain.
- Hudibras.
v. i.1.To pull with great effort; to strain in labor; as, to tug at the oar; to tug against the stream.
He tugged, he shook, till down they came.
- Milton.
2.To labor; to strive; to struggle.
England now is left
To tug and scamble and to part by the teeth
The unowed interest of proud-swelling state.
- Shak.
n.1.A pull with the utmost effort, as in the athletic contest called tug of war; a supreme effort.
At the tug he falls,
Vast ruins come along, rent from the smoking walls.
- Dryden.
2.A sort of vehicle, used for conveying timber and heavy articles.
3.(Naut.) A small, powerful steamboat used to tow vessels; - called also steam tug, tugboat, and towboat.
4.A trace, or drawing strap, of a harness.
5.(Mining.) An iron hook of a hoisting tub, to which a tackle is affixed.
Tug iron
an iron hook or button to which a tug or trace may be attached, as on the shaft of a wagon.

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