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Meaning of TOW

Pronunciation:  tow

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of hauling something (as a vehicle) by means of a hitch or rope; "the truck gave him a tow to the garage"
  2. [v]  drag behind; "Horses used to tow barges along the canal"

TOW is a 3 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: towage
 See Also: draw, haul, haulage, pull along, schlep, shlep, tug



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Tow\, n. [OE. tow, AS. tow, akin to OD. touw, Icel. ? a
    tuft of wool for spinning; cf. E. taw, v.t.]
    The coarse and broken part of flax or hemp, separated from
    the finer part by the hatchel or swingle.
  2. \Tow\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Towed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Towing}.] [OE. towen, to?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 pull through the water, as a vessel of any kind,
    by means of a rope.
  3. \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.
    2. The act of towing, or the state of being towed; --chiefly
       used in the phrase, to take in tow, that is to tow.
    3. That which is towed, or drawn by a towline, as a barge,
       raft, collection of boats, ect.
Easton Bible Dictionary

(Judg. 16:9). See FLAX.