a rope or hawser used in towing boats.

1735–45; tow1 + rope Unabridged
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towrope (ˈtəʊˌrəʊp)
Also called: towline a rope or cable used for towing a vehicle or vessel

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Example sentences
When the pilot was safely aloft, he released the towrope.
They must carry a towrope or chain, jack, and spare tire.
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