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Definition of Tow


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

tow in Afrikaans is sleep
tow in Dutch is boegseren, trekken, slepen
tow in Finnish is laahata
tow in German is abschleppen, schleppen, schleppen
tow in Italian is trascinare, trascinare, estrassi
tow in Portuguese is reboque
tow in Spanish is arrastrar, extraer, remolcar
tow in Swedish is bogsering, bogsera