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tugboat

noun tug·boat \ˈtəg-ˌbōt\

: a small, powerful boat that is used for pulling and pushing ships especially into harbors or up rivers

Full Definition of TUGBOAT

:  a strongly built powerful boat used for towing and pushing —called also towboat
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First Known Use of TUGBOAT

1830
TUGBOAT Defined for Kids

tugboat

noun tug·boat \ˈtəg-ˌbōt\

Definition of TUGBOAT for Kids

:  a small powerful boat used for towing ships

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