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tow·line

 (tō′līn′)
n.
A line used in towing a vessel or vehicle.

towline

(ˈtəʊˌlaɪn)
n
another name for towrope

tow•line

(ˈtoʊˌlaɪn)

n.
a line, hawser, or the like, by which anything is or may be towed.
[1710–20]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.towline - (nautical) a rope used in towingtowline - (nautical) a rope used in towing  
sailing, seafaring, navigation - the work of a sailor
line - something (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and flexible; "a washing line"
Translations

towline

[ˈtəʊlaɪn] ncâble m de remorquage

towline

n (Aut) → Abschleppseil nt; (Naut, for glider) → Schleppseil nt

towline

[ˈtəʊˌlaɪn] n(cavo da) rimorchio
References in periodicals archive ?
It happened when a ship's towline snagged on a pipeline below the vessel about 130 miles south-east of Aberdeen, which then ruptured.
Capable of operation in temperatures ranging from -20A[bar]C to 45A[bar]C, the 8840mm wide, 7990mm high recovery frame has a nominal towline tension capacity of 200 tonnes with a lateral force of 50 tonnes.
In the Black Sea province of Samsun, municipality issued a warning to residents about snowfall to take necessary measures and drivers were warned to drive carefully with necessary equipment such as tire chains, towline and wedge.
Young, a resident of Queens, NY, perished when entrapped in the capstan of the boat by a towline under great pressure during an improperly conducted "swing maneuver.
The net was towed along the surface on the starboard side using a spinnaker pole to position the towline outside the wake of the vessel.
He said his hand got caught in a loop in the towline and he couldn't pull it out before the line tightened.
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) said the tug had connected a towline to the Integrity and they were travelling slowly away from the Outer Reef and awaiting the arrival of the larger tugs.
To assist with the setting up of the towline, we then transferred one of our volunteers from the lifeboat to the cruiser.
Llandudno RNLI spokesman Alan Sharp said: "The lifeboat crew quickly rigged a towline, and the yacht was taken to Conwy, where she was safely berthed in the marina.
On arrival, crew member Peter Gunn leapt into the water to attach a towline so the cruiser could be towed to a slipway near the Riverside Stadium.
A couple of times we disconnected the towline and we went further out to sea.