towline

[ toh-lahyn ]
/ ˈtoʊˌlaɪn /

noun

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

Origin of towline

1710–20; tow1 + line1; compare Old English tohlīne (see tow3)
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towline

/ (ˈtəʊˌlaɪn) /

noun

another name for towrope
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