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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
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Upon completion of pallet truck loading, the operator guides it to the nearest towline station, scans its destination and engages the towpin.
The RNLI arrived and after establishing a towline began to take the boat to the safety of Larne Lough where it was met by the inshore lifeboat.
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.
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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.
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.
With the towline anchored to the barn, all nine dogs lunged forward and leapt off the ground.
It happened when a ship's towline snagged on a pipeline below the vessel about 130 miles south-east of Aberdeen, which then ruptured.
White of the Folsom attempted to turn toward the shelter of Whitefish Bay, the Nelsons towline snapped, and the ice-laden ship slipped beneath the waves.
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.
During a training exercise he gets so upset over a seaman's untucked shirt that he neglects to deliver orders that will keep the ship from steaming across its towline and losing the target it's towing.