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tow·line

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

(ˈtəʊˌlaɪn)
n
another name for towrope
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

tow•line

(ˈtoʊˌlaɪn)

n.
a line, hawser, or the like, by which anything is or may be towed.
[1710–20]
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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"
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Translations

towline

[ˈtəʊlaɪn] ncâble m de remorquage
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

towline

n (Aut) → Abschleppseil nt; (Naut, for glider) → Schleppseil nt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

towline

[ˈtəʊˌlaɪn] n(cavo da) rimorchio
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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Taking a towline from CPEC he made further ingress and looks the liberty with Balochistan and openly named CPEC as a reason for so-called human rights violation in the province besides terming it as official Pakistani state policy to suppress ethnic self-determination.
Chairman David Steele, 70, said: "V81 was under tow to Rosyth for scrapping when the towline parted and it foundered near Freswick."
Charlie picked up the nylon towline and hauled it in and felt the cage trundle along the creek-stone floor.
Upon completion of pallet truck loading, the operator guides it to the nearest towline station, scans its destination and engages the towpin.
SeaWays has a proven track record of delivering savings in fuel usage, towline use, maintenance and reduced incidents that are unchallenged within any other training program.
Here the multitude of retail carriers became exchangeable with the brand itself, and with the cultural capital it might pull on its towline.
The towline between the rig and its tug was lost en route from Norway to Malta amid high winds and rough seas on August 8.
The array was towed behind a 6-m-long vessel with a 115-hp-outboard engine, using a towline, which was connected to the frame.
Thr Hoylake lifeboat crew was able to reach the yacht within half an hour of their launch and a crew member was put on board the ketch to help secure a towline. The lifeboat entered the River Mersey at around 7.30am, before taking the yacht to moorings at Tranmere where it was secured.
With the towline anchored to the barn, all nine dogs lunged forward and leapt off the ground.