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towage

[toh-ij] /ˈtoʊ ɪdʒ/
noun
1.
the act of towing.
2.
the state of being towed.
3.
the price or charge for towing.
Origin of towage
1555-1565
1555-65; tow1 + -age
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  • The problem has been solved by the introduction of the capstan navigation or towage.

  • 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.

    The Boy With the U. S. Life-Savers Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  • We'll take all the cedar on your limit, in bolts on the river bank at market prices, less cost of towage to Vancouver.

    The Hidden Places Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • See if you can't get the charterers to pay the towage over to her loading port.

    Cappy Ricks Retires Peter B. Kyne
  • An' if I was you, I'd find out how much o' this two thousand dollars' towage he's goin' to distribute to his crew.

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

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

  • This we were told would demand the towage of the engine over the last three miles.

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

    Among the Forces Henry White Warren
British Dictionary definitions for towage

towage

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