towline

[ toh-lahyn ]
/ ˈtoʊˌlaɪn /

noun

a line, hawser, or the like, by which anything is or may be towed.

QUIZZES

BECOME A PRO CHEF WITH THIS EXQUISITE CUISINE QUIZ!

Even if you can't be a professional chef, you can at least talk like one with this vocabulary quiz.
Question 1 of 9
You may have read the word "simmer" in a recipe or two, but what does it really mean?

Origin of towline

1710–20; tow1 + line1; compare Old English tohlīne (see tow3)
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for towline

British Dictionary definitions for towline

towline
/ (ˈtəʊˌlaɪn) /

noun

another name for towrope
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012