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towline

[toh-lahyn] /ˈtoʊˌlaɪn/
noun
1.
a line, hawser, or the like, by which anything is or may be towed.
Origin
1710-1720
1710-20; tow1 + line1; compare Old English tohlīne (see tow3)
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  • There were unexplained shipwrecks and brave towline rescues.
  • When towing two skiers and one skier falls, the second skier shall let go of the towline.
  • Running for the harbor, the towline broke as they tried to steer into the narrow, tricky channel.
  • Place the test sled on the center of the specimen with the nylon towline parallel to the long dimension of the specimen.
  • What appears to be a towline is still attached to the forward bit.
  • The failure of wire towline may still occur due to unexpected situations and unseen emergencies.
  • Equipment that can quickly cut the towline at the towing vessel.
British Dictionary definitions for towline

towline

/ˈtəʊˌlaɪn/
noun
1.
another name for towrope
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