Towline
Towline Tow"line`, n. [AS. tohline. See {Tow}, v. t., and {Line}. ] (Naut.) A line used to tow vessels; a towrope. [1913 Webster]

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  • towline — [tō′līn΄] n. a rope, chain, etc. used for towing …   English World dictionary

  • towline — UK [ˈtəʊˌlaɪn] / US [ˈtoʊˌlaɪn] noun [countable] Word forms towline : singular towline plural towlines a tow rope …   English dictionary

  • towline — noun Date: 1719 towrope …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • towline — /toh luyn /, n. a line, hawser, or the like, by which anything is or may be towed. [1710 20; TOW1 + LINE1; cf. OE tohline (see TOW3)] * * * …   Universalium

  • towline — noun A line or rope used for towing a vehicle …   Wiktionary

  • towline — tow|line [ˈtəulaın US ˈtou ] n a ↑towrope …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • towline — tow|line [ tou,laın ] noun count a TOW ROPE …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • towline — noun a tow rope …   English new terms dictionary

  • towline — noun (C) a towrope …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • towline — tow•line [[t]ˈtoʊˌlaɪn[/t]] n. naut. navig. a line, hawser, or the like, by which anything is or may be towed • Etymology: 1710–20 …   From formal English to slang

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