Tow


Tow
Cheap coarse hemp or flax for low-quality spinning. Tow was bound on a *distaff which was carried by a woman on her way to the *pillory for punishment. To have 'tow on the distaff' meant one had ample work. -

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  • Tow — Tow, n. [Cf. Icel. taug a rope, from the same root as E. tow, v. t.] 1. A rope by which anything is towed; a towline, or towrope. [1913 Webster] 2. The act of towing, or the state of being towed; chiefly used in the phrase, to take in tow, that… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • TOW — is related to :* Tow, an untwisted bundle of filaments * Towing, the process of pulling or drawing behind a chain or line * an acronym for video game Things on Wheels TOW may refer to: * BGM 71 TOW, a US anti tank missile * Maximum Takeoff Weight …   Wikipedia

  • Tow — (Flax) Broken and matted fibre removed from flax during the processes of separating the line. It is used for tow yarn, twines and coarse lining fabrics for cars, upholstery, etc. The material at the disposal of the tow spinner consists of… …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • Tow — (t[=o]), n. [OE. tow, AS. tow, akin to OD. touw, Icel. t[=o] a tuft of wool for spinning; cf. E. taw, v. t.] The coarse and broken part of flax or hemp, separated from the finer part by the hatchel or swingle. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tow — tow1 [tō] vt. [ME towen < OE togian < IE base * deuk , to pull > DUCT] 1. to pull by a rope or chain 2. to pull or drag behind n. 1. a towing or being towed 2. something towed 3 …   English World dictionary

  • tow — ► VERB ▪ use a vehicle or boat to pull (another vehicle or boat) along. ► NOUN ▪ an act of towing. ● in tow Cf. ↑in tow DERIVATIVES towable adjective towage noun …   English terms dictionary

  • tow|er — «TOW uhr», noun, verb. –n. 1. a high structure. A tower may stand alone or form part of a church, castle, or other building. Some towers are forts or prisons, others are used for storing water, watching for fires, or controlling the landing and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tow — Tow, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Towed} (t[=o]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Towing}.] [OE. towen, to[yogh]en; akin to OFries. toga to pull about, OHG. zog[=o]n, Icel. toga, AS. tohline a towline, and AS. te[ o]n to draw, p. p. getogen. See {Tug}.] To draw or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • TOW — steht für: Take Off Weight, Gewicht beim Loslösen der Bremsen zum Startlauf von Flugzeugen; siehe Treibstoffberechnung Tower Air, ehemalige amerikanische Fluggesellschaft (ICAO Code) Tube Launched Optically Tracked Wire Guided Missile; siehe TOW… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • tow|er|y — «TOW uhr ee», adjective. 1. having towers. 2. towering; lofty …   Useful english dictionary


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