Definition of Towage

1. Noun. The act of hauling something (as a vehicle) by means of a hitch or rope. "The truck gave him a tow to the garage"

Exact synonyms: Tow
Generic synonyms: Draw, Haul, Haulage
Derivative terms: Tow, Tow

Definition of Towage

1. n. The act of towing.

Definition of Towage

1. Noun. The act of towing ¹

2. Noun. A charge for towing ¹

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Definition of Towage

1. the price paid for towing [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Towage

tow-headed snake
tow bar
tow bars
tow car
tow haired
tow truck
tow trucks
towage (current term)
toward land
toward the sea

Literary usage of Towage

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Handbook of Admiralty Law by Robert Morton Hughes (1920)
"towage is a service rendered in the propulsion of uninjured vessels under ... It is often hard to draw the line between a towage and a salvage service. ..."

2. A Summary of the Law and Practice in Admiralty: With an Appendix by Thomas Eustace Smith (1882)
"towage. Tun Admiralty Court appears to have exercised juris- Jurisdiction. diction over claims arising out of towage from the ..."

3. Negligence in Law by Thomas Beven (1908)
"towage. towage. The case of towage involves some complications. A steam tug, it is said in a ... There is no maritime lien for ordinary towage services ..."

4. A Manual of the Law Relating to Shipping and Admiralty as Determined by the by Robert Desty (1879)
"Contract of towage. 334. Duty of tug to tow. 335. Obligations of master. ... towage service. — towage service is aid rendered in the propulsion of vessels, ..."

5. Digest of Decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company by United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1917)
"Collisions with tugs and vessels in tow, see Col-1 Cost of towage as claim ... towage, 55 11-23. A tug, with 15 barges in 4 tiers, proceeded at 3 knots an ..."

6. The British Dominions in North America, Or, A Topographical and Statistical by Joseph Bouchette (1831)
"Any vessel taking the boat at any intermediate distance between Quebec and the church at Batiscan pays the full towage, as if towed from Quebec. ..."

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