Tow Tow, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Towed} (t[=o]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Towing}.] [OE. towen, to[yogh]en; akin to OFries. toga to pull about, OHG. zog[=o]n, Icel. toga, AS. tohline a towline, and AS. te['o]n to draw, p. p. getogen. See {Tug}.] To draw or pull through the water, as a vessel of any kind, by means of a rope. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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