tow-start

tow-start

n
(Automotive Engineering) the act of making the engine of a vehicle begin to work by towing that vehicle with another vehicle
vb (tr)
(Automotive Engineering) to make the engine of (a vehicle) work by towing that vehicle with another vehicle
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He was eventually rescued by Bridgend-based AA patrolman Jon Apsee, who said: "The poor guy was frozen solid but thankfully he still had his sense of humour when I suggested I might have to tow-start the van, rather than jump-start it."