Definition for TOW

TOW, v.t. [Sax. teogan, teon; Fr. touer; G. ziehen, to pull; zug, a pulling, a tug; L. duco. See Class Dg, No. 62, 64.]

To drag, as a boat or ship, through the water by means of a rope. Towing is performed by another boat or ship, or by men on shore, or by horses. Boats on canals are usually towed by horses.

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