rope tow
noun Date: 1948 ski tow 1

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  • rope tow — rope′ tow n. spog ski tow • Etymology: 1960–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • rope tow — noun a ski tow offering only a moving rope to hold onto • Hypernyms: ↑ski tow, ↑ski lift, ↑lift * * * noun : ski tow 1 * * * rope tow, an endless, moving belt of rope driven by a motor for towing skiers up a hill …   Useful english dictionary

  • rope tow. — See ski tow. [1960 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • rope tow. — See ski tow. [1960 65] …   Useful english dictionary

  • tow — 1. v. & n. 1 (of a motor vehicle, horse, or person controlling it) pull (a boat, another motor vehicle, a caravan, etc.) along by a rope, tow bar, etc. 2 pull (a person or thing) along behind one. n. the act or an instance of towing; the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tow rope — towˈline, tow rope or towing rope noun A line, rope or cable used in towing • • • Main Entry: ↑tow …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tow — Tow, n. [Cf. Icel. taug a rope, from the same root as E. tow, v. t.] 1. A rope by which anything is towed; a towline, or towrope. [1913 Webster] 2. The act of towing, or the state of being towed; chiefly used in the phrase, to take in tow, that… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tow rope — tow ,rope noun count a rope used for TOWING a vehicle or boat …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • tow rope — ► NOUN ▪ a rope, cable, etc. used in towing …   English terms dictionary

  • tow|rope — «TOH ROHP», noun. a rope, hawser, cable, or the like, used in towing …   Useful english dictionary

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