tow bar

noun

Definition of tow bar

:a metal bar on the back of a vehicle that is used for towing something (such as a vehicle or trailer)

Word by Word Definitions

tow play
  1. : to draw or pull along behind : haul

  2. : to move in tow

  1. : the act or an instance of towing

  2. : the fact or state of being towed

  3. : something towed (such as a boat or car)

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

  2. : yarn or cloth made of tow

  3. : a loose essentially untwisted strand of synthetic fibers

  1. : rope

bar play
  1. : a straight piece (as of wood or metal) that is longer than it is wide and has any of various uses (as for a lever, support, barrier, or fastening)

  2. : a solid piece or block of material that is longer than it is wide

  3. : a usually rigid piece (as of wood or metal) longer than it is wide that is used as a handle or support

  1. : to fasten with a long, narrow piece of wood, metal, or other material : to fasten with a bar (see 1bar 1a)

  2. : to place bars across to prevent ingress or egress

  3. : to mark with straight stripes, bands, or lines that are much longer than they are wide : to mark with bars (see 1bar 4) : stripe

  1. : except

  1. : a unit of pressure equal to 100,000 pascals

  1. : weight : pressure


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