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  1. towed

    Towing is coupling two or more objects together so that they may be pulled by a designated power source or sources. The towing source may be a motorized land vehicle, vessel, animal, or human, and the load being anything that can be pulled. These may be joined by a chain, rope, bar, hitch, three-point, fifth wheel, coupling, drawbar, integrated platform, or other means of keeping the objects together while in motion. Towing may be as simple as a tractor pulling a tree stump. The most familiar form is the transport of disabled or otherwise indisposed vehicles by a tow truck or "wrecker". Other familiar forms are the tractor-trailer combination, and cargo or leisure vehicles coupled via ball or pintle and gudgeon trailer hitches to smaller trucks and cars. In the opposite extreme are extremely heavy duty tank recovery vehicles, and enormous ballast tractors involved in heavy hauling towing loads stretching into the millions of pounds. Necessarily, government and towing sector standards have been developed for carriers, lighting, and coupling to ensure safety and interoperability of towing equipment. Historically, barges were hauled along rivers or canals using tow ropes drawn by men or draught animals walking along towpaths on the banks. Later came chain boats. Today, tug boats are used to maneuver larger vessels and barges. Over thousands of years the maritime field has refined towing to a science. Aircraft can tow other aircraft as well. Troop and cargo-carrying gliders were towed behind powered aircraft, which remains a popular means of getting modern leisure gliders aloft.

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  1. Towed

    of Tow

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of towed in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of towed in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of towed in a Sentence

  1. Ben Ainslie:

    Patriot has been stabilised and is in the process of being towed slowly back to shore. We’d like to again express our sincere thanks to our competitors... for immediately coming to our assistance.

  2. June Cvelbar:

    I don’t remember anything like this — especially everybody walking away. I mean that’s the amazing part of this. i saw two planes in the sky. I saw a larger green plane, which I thought was a tow plane, along with what I thought was a glider being towed by it. I heard a noise but didn’t realize that the two planes had collided.

  3. Samantha Maness:

    There were just a lot of instances of him getting people's cars towed, and just being very aggressive towards anyone who came, visitors, residents, and so someone in the community organized a meeting to talk about how he kind of made everyone in the community feel uncomfortable and unsafe.

  4. Andrew Brooker:

    The marine insurance market does not like [ to carry the risk of ] 50-year-old barges being towed across 1,000 kilometers of open ocean in typhoon season.

  5. Tik Chi-yuen:

    We need to know if the tug boat company were involved in any malpractice or human error at sea when they towed away the Jumbo Kingdom vessel.

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