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  • 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-coloured — towˈ coloured adjective (of hair) very fair, flax coloured • • • Main Entry: ↑tow …   Useful english dictionary

  • tow — tow1 towable, adj. towability, n. /toh/, v.t. 1. to pull or haul (a car, barge, trailer, etc.) by a rope, chain, or other device: The car was towed to the service station. n. 2. an act or instance of towing. 3. something being towed …   Universalium

  • tow — I. /toʊ / (say toh) verb (t) 1. to drag or pull (a boat, car, etc.) by means of a rope or chain. –noun 2. the act of towing. 3. the thing being towed. 4. a rope, chain, etc., for towing. 5. the state of being towed. –phrase 6. in tow, a. in the… …   Australian-English dictionary

  • tow — I [[t]toʊ[/t]] v. t. 1) cvb to pull or haul (a car, barge, trailer, etc.) by a rope, chain, or other device 2) an act or instance of towing 3) something being towed 4) cvb something, as a boat or truck, that tows 5) cvb a rope, chain, metal bar,… …   From formal English to slang

  • Flax — For other uses, see Flax (disambiguation). Flax Flax plant Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • Tow — In the composites industry, a tow is an untwisted bundle of continuous filaments, and it refers to fibers, particularly carbon fibers (also called graphite).Tows are designated by the number of fibers they contain, e.g. a 12K tow contains about… …   Wikipedia

  • tow — 1. v. & n. v.tr. 1 (of a motor vehicle, horse, or person controlling it) pull (a boat, another motor vehicle, a caravan, etc.) along by a rope, tow bar, etc. 2 pull (a person or thing) along behind one. n. the act or an instance of towing; the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tow — I. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Old English togian; akin to Old English tēon to draw, pull, Old High German ziohan to draw, pull, Latin ducere to draw, lead Date: before 12th century transitive verb to draw or pull along behind ; haul …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tow — English has two words tow. The older, ‘pull’ [OE], came from a prehistoric Germanic *togōjan (source also of Norwegian toga ‘pull’). This was derived from the base *tog , variants of which gave English team, tug, etc, and it goes back ultimately… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins


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