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towboat
  1. (nautical) a tugboat
  2. (nautical) a squat powerful boat designed to push barges
  3. A vessel constructed for being towed, such as a canal boat.
  4. A steamer used for towing other vessels; a tug.
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  6. Examples:
    1. “The towboat alone is separated from its barges and moved alongside the barges for lockage.”
      “Interactive displays guide visitors as they observe river traffic through binoculars, use a field guide to identify vessel types, and take the helm in a towboat wheelhouse.”
      “The towboat and the railroad had done their work, and done it well and completely.”
tow
  1. The act of towing and the condition of being towed.
  2. Something, such as a tugboat, that tows.
  3. Something, such as a barge, that is towed.
  4. A rope or cable used in towing.
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  6. Examples:
    1. “Above, a mechanical fault meant the Flying Scotsman needed a tow to get to York.”
towage
  1. The act of towing.
  2. A charge for towing.
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  4. Examples:
    1. “The 28-year relationship between the two towage companies will continue beyond the handover and they will continue to work together.”
      “Three maritime workers in Queensland face disciplinary action and may be sacked by their ship towage employer for attending the rally.”
      “The Plaintiffs in the action had entered into a towage contract with Lambert Eggink Offshore Transport Consultants.”
towpath
  1. a path alongside a canal or river, originally for horses towing barges, now more often used as a footpath
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  3. Examples:
    1. “I walked along the towpath, enjoying the serene view of the canal.”
      “The canal's towpath runs is designated as a National Waterway Walk and is a public right of way.”
      “It was the only aqueduct on the Erie Canal to carry both a water trough and a towpath over a river.”
tow
  1. An untwisted bundle of fibers such as cellulose acetate, flax, hemp or jute.
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  3. Examples:
    1. “Above, a mechanical fault meant the Flying Scotsman needed a tow to get to York.”
towfish
  1. An object towed behind a vessel in the water, carrying sonar equipment.
towhead
  1. A blond person whose very pale, almost white hair resembles tow.
  2. Examples:
    1. “Still, I came to love his children, especially Max, a 5-year-old towhead who never obeyed his father.”
      “Mr. Kerry seemed positively buoyant at the sight of Jack Edwards, the 4-year-old towhead who ended up stealing the show even from his father.”
      “Minnie nodded her towhead toward a weather-beaten house of two rooms across the street.”
towline
  1. A line or rope used for towing a vehicle.
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  3. Examples:
    1. “The sailors secured the heavy cargo using a sturdy towline before setting sail.”
      “So he seizes a towline and starts pulling them across the estuary to their dock, a half-mile away.”
      “Instead of more horsepower, we decided to clean up our act on the other end of the towline.”
towrope
  1. A rope or cable used for towing heavy objects.
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  3. Examples:
    1. “The stranded car was quickly pulled out of the ditch using a sturdy towrope.”
towee
  1. A vehicle, vessel, etc. being towed.
towmaster
  1. One who is employed to manage the towing of a vessel.
towship
  1. A ship used to tow other vessels.
towboater
  1. (nautical) Someone who pilots a towboat
towre
  1. Obsolete form of tower.
towing
  1. The act by which something is towed.
  2. Synonyms:
towboaters
  1. plural of towboater
towmasters
  1. plural of towmaster
towboats
towpaths
  1. plural of towpath
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  3. Examples:
    1. “Projects have included improving canal side towpaths, boat maintenance and helping crew trips.”
      “Earlier this year, residents in Kearsley protested over off-road bikers using towpaths as a speedway.”
      “He did ask if I thought people should not be allowed to walk on canal towpaths in case they fell in and drowned.”
towropes
towheads
  1. plural of towhead
towlines
towships
  1. plural of towship
towfishes
  1. plural of towfish
towages
towings
towres
  1. plural of towre
towees
  1. plural of towee
tows
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