Tow line

towline

[toh-lahyn]
noun
a line, hawser, or the like, by which anything is or may be towed.

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

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towline (ˈtəʊˌlaɪn)
 
n
another name for towrope

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