towing line

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Noun1.towing line - (nautical) a rope used in towingtowing line - (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"
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The boats, in general, had to be propelled by oars and setting poles, or drawn by the hand and by grappling hooks from one root or overhanging tree to another; or towed by the long cordelle, or towing line, where the shores were sufficiently clear of woods and thickets to permit the men to pass along the banks.
Often a part of the crew would have to leap into the water at the shallows, and wade along with the towing line, while their comrades on board toilfully assisted with oar and setting pole.
Initial investigation showed M/V Forever Lucky drifted and later ran aground after the towing line that connects the ship to a tug boat got broken due to big waves and strong winds.
The tugboat was attached to M/V Kwang Yan by a towing line but was disengaged while cruising near the coast of Kagoshima, Japan.
The tow from the Saguenay lasted about six hours, when the towing line broke; we then hooked up another towing line and awaited the arrival of the Royal Auxiliary Naval tug Samsonia.
Each rocket is connected via a towing line to 170 meters of mine clearance hose that is stowed folded in the uncovered base of the turret on the vehicle roof.