towing basin

noun

variants or towing tank or less commonly tow tank
: a long open tank filled with water through which models of ship or seaplane hulls or floats are towed to test their hydrodynamic characteristics

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“Towing basin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/towing%20basin. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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