noun Date: 1743 a line used in towing something (as a boat)

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  • Towrope — Tow rope , n. A rope used in towing vessels. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • towrope — [tō′rōp΄] n. a rope used in towing …   English World dictionary

  • towrope — noun (nautical) a rope used in towing • Syn: ↑towline, ↑towing line, ↑towing rope • Topics: ↑seafaring, ↑navigation, ↑sailing …   Useful english dictionary

  • towrope — [[t]to͟ʊroʊp[/t]] towropes also tow rope N COUNT A towrope is a strong rope that is used for pulling vehicles …   English dictionary

  • towrope — /toh rohp /, n. a rope or hawser used in towing boats. [1735 45; TOW1 + ROPE] * * * …   Universalium

  • towrope — noun a rope or cable used in towing vessels …   Wiktionary

  • towrope — tow|rope [ˈtəurəup US ˈtouroup] n also towline a rope or chain used for pulling vehicles along …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • towrope — n. strong cable used for dragging …   English contemporary dictionary

  • towrope — also towline noun (C) a rope or chain used for pulling vehicles along …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • towrope — /ˈtoʊroʊp/ (say tohrohp) noun a rope, hawser, or the like, used in towing boats, cars, etc. Also, tow rope. {tow1 + rope1} …   Australian English dictionary

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