towing

towing
tow·ing || 'təʊɪŋ n. dragging, tugging təʊ n. act of towing, act of dragging or pulling with a rope or chain v. pull, drag

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Towing — is the process of pulling or drawing behind a chain, line, bar or some other form of coupling. Commonly, towing is done by road vehicles, but anything from boats to tractors to people can tow cargo. Types of trailers Almost any SUV, van, minivan …   Wikipedia

  • Towing — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • towing winch — towing engine …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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

  • towing path — noun a path along a canal or river used by animals towing boats • Syn: ↑towpath • Hypernyms: ↑path * * * variant of towpath * * * towˈpath or towing path noun A path beside a canal or river for horses towing barges …   Useful english dictionary

  • towing path — Towpath Tow path , n. A path traveled by men or animals in towing boats; called also {towing path}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Towing kite — A towing kite is a system of propulsion that uses higher altitude winds at higher velocity than traditional sails.AdvantagesThe advantages of towing kites include cuts in fuel consumption and carbon emissions, as well as monetary savings,… …   Wikipedia

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

  • towing bitt — noun vertical posts on a vessel to which towing or mooring lines are secured …   Wiktionary

  • towing hook — hook attached to a towing cable, hook used to pull objects …   English contemporary dictionary

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