"tow" Definition

  1. n. The coarse and broken part of flax or hemp, separated from the finer part by the hatchel or swingle.
  2. v. t. To draw or pull through the water, as a vessel of any kind, by means of a rope.
  3. v. t. A rope by which anything is towed; a towline, or towrope.
  4. v. t. The act of towing, or the state of being towed; --chiefly used in the phrase, to take in tow, that is to tow.
  5. v. t. That which is towed, or drawn by a towline, as a barge, raft, collection of boats, ect.

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Position in dictionary: 101873 of 111710 words.
Word Type: n., v. t., v. t., v. t., v. t.,
Words that start with "tow": 40
Words that end with "tow": 9
Words that contain "tow": 74
Next words in dictionary: tow-head, towage, towall, toward, towardliness
Previous words in dictionary: touze, touter, tout-ensemble, tout, tousle

English Dictionary Definition of tow

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