tow car

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(ˈrɛk ər)

1. a person or thing that wrecks.
2. a person, car, or train employed in removing wreckage, debris, etc., as from railroad tracks.
3. Also called tow car , tow truck. a vehicle equipped with a mechanical apparatus for hoisting and pulling, used to tow wrecked, disabled, or stalled automobiles.
4. a person or business that demolishes and removes houses or other buildings, as in clearing sites for other use.
5. a person or vessel employed in recovering salvage from wrecked or disabled vessels.
6. a person who plunders wrecks, esp. after exhibiting false signals in order to cause shipwrecks.
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Noun1.tow car - a truck equipped to hoist and pull wrecked cars (or to remove cars from no-parking zones)tow car - a truck equipped to hoist and pull wrecked cars (or to remove cars from no-parking zones)
motortruck, truck - an automotive vehicle suitable for hauling
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The Amarok picked up the Best Pick-Up award at the Tow Car Awards 2017, which is run and judged by Practical Caravan, What Car?
David Motton, Tow Car editor, said, 'If you want to tow a caravan without spending a fortune on fuel, look no further.
The current meter is fixed to a tow car and moved in uniform rectilinear motion along the channel at different velocities, recording both the displacement velocity and its rotation velocity (De Doncker et al.
VOLKSWAGEN has just claimed three Tow Car Award titles, with the new Passat Estate winning two categories and the overall tow car of the year.
Ford's all-new Mondeo has been judged the best petrol-powered tow car by experts at this year's Tow Car Awards.
This makes it a serious off-roader and an excellent tow car, complete with a raft of creature comforts normally found in much more expensive SUVs.
LAND Rover Discovery is celebrating its second tow car honour in three months thanks to recognition in The Caravan Club's Towcar of the Year Awards.
Renault is also celebrating another timely event, with its Captur model achieving the Best Ultralight category win at the recent Tow Car awards.
Choosing the right tow car and having a safe experience will go along way to ensuring that your time is enjoyable and relaxed, as well as safe and legal.
THE Caravan Club recently announced its winners of the Tow Car of the Year awards.
The high driving position gives an excellent view all round and, of course, it is a tow car par excellence.
It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a tow car for hire in the Town of Hempstead as a driver on or in connection therewith, unless such driver shall have first obtained a license from the Town Clerk, as hereinafter provided.