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  1. the act of towing.
  2. the state of being towed.
  3. the price or charge for towing.
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Origin of towage

First recorded in 1555–65; tow1 + -age
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Related Words for towage

duty, levy, fine, price, rate, cost, contribution, expense, tariff, suction, excise, obligation, salvage, bite, custom, tribute, toll, impost, assessment, dues

Examples from the Web for towage

Historical Examples of towage

  • It saves millions of dollars in towage to London alone every year.

    Among the Forces

    Henry White Warren

  • For the towage of pleasure boats it is occasionally used, though these upper regions are rarely indeed penetrated by tourists.

  • He's got to be a sharp on towage, because he's got to take risks in storms that drive an ocean-going tug to port.

  • He was sure to get his own extortionate terms out of me for towage whether he frowned or smiled.


    Joseph Conrad

  • See if you can't get the charterers to pay the towage over to her loading port.

    Cappy Ricks Retires

    Peter B. Kyne

British Dictionary definitions for towage


  1. a charge made for towing
  2. the act of towing or the state of being towed
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