the act of hauling something (as a vehicle) by means of a hitch or rope
"the truck gave him a tow to the garage"
"Horses used to tow barges along the canal"
the coarse and broken part of flax or hemp, separated from the finer part by the hatchel or swingle
to draw or pull through the water, as a vessel of any kind, by means of a rope
a rope by which anything is towed; a towline, or towrope
the act of towing, or the state of being towed; --chiefly used in the phrase, to take in tow, that is to tow
that which is towed, or drawn by a towline, as a barge, raft, collection of boats, ect
In the composites industry, a tow is an untwisted bundle of continuous filaments, and it refers to man-made fibres, particularly carbon fibres. Tows are designated by the number of fibers they contain. For example, a 12K tow contains about 12,000 fibres. In the textile industry, a tow is a coarse, broken fibre such as flax, hemp, or jute. Flax tows are often used as upholstery stuffing, and tows in general are frequently cut up to produce staple fibre.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
tō, v.t. to pull a vessel through the water with a rope.—n. originally a rope for towing with: the coarse part of flax or hemp: the act of towing.—ns. Tow′age, act of towing: money for towing; Tow′-boat, a boat that is towed, or one used for towing other vessels.—n.pl. Tow′ing-bitts, upright timbers projecting above the deck for fastening tow-lines to.—ns. Tow′ing-net, a drag-net for collecting objects of natural history, &c.; Tow′ing-path, Tow′-path, a path, generally by the side of a canal or river, for horses towing barges; Tow′-ī′ron, a toggle-iron used in whaling; Tow′line, a line used in towing.—adj. Tow′y, like tow. [A.S. teóhan, teón. Cf. Tug.]
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The numerical value of TOW in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of TOW in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The TOW had a primary role, along with the foreign fighters.
The tow truck was on the way. We didn't think anything was going to happen, it was complete shock.
Granted everyone would like to see signs one way or the other, but I think that this is mostly the chairman putting up a Washington poker face, Chairman Wheeler has learned that on net neutrality he has to tow a very careful line and all of his statements are very carefully neutral.
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- remolcarCatalan, Valencian
- vlečné lano, táhnout, vléciCzech
- Abschleppen, Schleppen, Schlepper, SchlepptauGerman
- remolque, remolcar, remolcadorSpanish
- remorquer, tracter, remorquage, étoupeFrench
- slaodScottish Gaelic
- solear, abordelar, remolcarGalician
- vilkšana, pakulas, vilcējs, virveLatvian
- pārete, taki, pūngahungahu, ngai, tōMāori
- trekkabel, sleeptouwDutch
- holowanie, pakuły, holować, holPolish
- reboque, rebocar, rebocadorPortuguese
- тащи́ть, па́кля, буксиро́вочный трос, букси́р, тяну́ть, буксиро́вка, букси́ровать, тяга́чRussian
- priadza, kúdeľ, vliecť, ťahaťSlovak
- yedekte çekmekTurkish
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