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A small powerful boat designed for towing or pushing larger vessels. Also called towboat.
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a small, powerful boat for towing or pushing ships, barges, etc.
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|Noun||1.||tugboat - a powerful small boat designed to pull or push larger ships|
boat - a small vessel for travel on water
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