Definition of tow rope in English:

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tow rope

Pronunciation: /ˈtō ˌrōp/

noun

Another term for towline.
Example sentences
  • It was not unusual to see a ‘chain’ of thoroughbred horse (from one to twenty) hitched one behind the other to a long tow rope while the leading horse always carried a rider, coming and going from the racecourse.
  • When a colleague approached the car with a tow rope Mrs Percy drove to the side of the road allowing the other person access.
  • The Stromness lifeboat stood by while a tow rope was attached by the Banff-registered fishing boat Enterprise. The boats arrived at Scrabster harbour early on Tuesday.

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