on tow

Definition of on tow


  1. —used to describe a situation in which one vehicle, boat, etc., is being pulled by another a car with a boat on tow

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to draw or pull along behind :  haul

    :  to move in tow

  1. :  a rope or chain for towing

    :  the act or an instance of towing

    :  the fact or state of being towed

  1. :  short or broken fiber (as of flax, hemp, or synthetic material) that is used especially for yarn, twine, or stuffing

    :  yarn or cloth made of tow

    :  a loose essentially untwisted strand of synthetic fibers

  1. :  rope

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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