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Tow meaning

tow - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. The coarse and broken part of flax or hemp, separated from the finer part by the hatchel or swingle.
  2. 2. To draw or pull through the water, as a vessel of any kind, by means of a rope.
  3. 3. A rope by which anything is towed; a towline, or towrope.
  4. 4. That which is towed, or drawn by a towline, as a barge, raft, collection of boats, ect.
  5. 5. The act of towing, or the state of being towed; - chiefly used in the phrase, to take in tow, that is to tow.
  6. 6. The coarse part of flax or hemp.
  7. 7. To draw through the water by a rope.

tow - examples of usage

  1. Perhaps, if it were not considered too dangerous, Captain Jackson might come out with the harbor tug and tow us in; otherwise we ran the risk of having to remain all night on the lighter. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. " The kitten wanted me to get out of my depth for her to tow me in. - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
  3. The Spanish ship, the Guerrero having taken us in tow, continued her course after the fleet. - "Paddy Finn", W. H. G. Kingston.
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