towline

noun
tow·​line | \ ˈtō-ˌlīn How to pronounce towline (audio) \

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The Artic Sounder newspaper reported the hunters were in a boat on a towline and flipped in rough water. Rachel D'oro, The Seattle Times, "Inupiat town mourns hunters killed as they towed whale home," 9 Oct. 2018 However, the other tug had a winch motor failure while recovering the towline from the tanker. Robert Archibald, Anchorage Daily News, "Safe oil transportation in Prince William Sound: Are we really so far apart?," 4 Mar. 2018 A section was towed to sea for sinking, but the towline snapped, sending it back to another beach. OregonLive.com, "Eels and a whale: 12 bizarre things Oregon had to get rid of," 14 July 2017 Once the larger boat dropped the towline, the smaller one capsized. Jim Yardley And Gaia Pianigiani, New York Times, "Three Days, 700 Deaths on Mediterranean as Migrant Crisis Flares," 29 May 2016

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First Known Use of towline

1719, in the meaning defined above

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towline

noun

English Language Learners Definition of towline

: a rope or chain used for towing vehicles

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