towrope

[ toh-rohp ]
/ ˈtoʊˌroʊp /

noun

a rope or hawser used in towing boats.

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Origin of towrope

First recorded in 1735–45; tow1 + rope
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British Dictionary definitions for towrope

towrope
/ (ˈtəʊˌrəʊp) /

noun

a rope or cable used for towing a vehicle or vesselAlso called: towline
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