tow·​age ˈtō-ij How to pronounce towage (audio)
: the act of towing
: a charge for towing

Examples of towage in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The company also recently promoted Henriette Hallberg Thygesen—who previously ran Maersk’s salvage company, Svitzer—to the role of CEO of towage and manufacturing. Costas Paris, WSJ, 12 Feb. 2020

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Word History


Middle English, borrowed from Anglo-French, from Middle English towen "to pull, tug, tow entry 1" + Anglo-French -age -age

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of towage was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Towage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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