Definition of Towing rope
1. Noun. (nautical) a rope used in towing.
Category relationships: Navigation, Sailing, Seafaring
Generic synonyms: Line
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Towing Rope
towing rope (current term)
town and gown
Literary usage of Towing rope
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Armies of Industry: Our Nation's Manufacture of Munitions for a World in by Benedict Crowell, Robert Forrest Wilson (1921)
"The pull of the paravane on its towing rope was so considerable that a special ... At the point where the towing rope was attached to the paravane there was ..."
2. How America Went to War: An Account from Official Sources of the Nation's by Benedict Crowell, Robert Forrest Wilson (1921)
"The pull of the paravane on its towing rope was so considerable that a ... At the point where the towing rope was attached to the paravane there was a ..."
3. Industrial Magazine (1907)
"In starting the apparatus, the towing rope is first brought out, after which the endless rope is reeved. The slip rope is passed over to the other ship and ..."
4. Chambers's Miscellany of Useful and Entertaining Tracts by William Chambers, Robert Chambers (1846)
"The boats hastened on their course. he had precipitated himself, all dropped the towing-rope, and' each boat made off precipitately from the dismal scene. ..."
5. The Merv Oasis: Travels and Adventures East of the Caspian During the Years by Edmund O'Donovan (1882)
"A towing rope was fastened to the top of the mast, and the boat was thus drawn ... The towing-rope of the boat next the bank was slackened, and that of the ..."