tow: Meaning and Definition of
- to pull or haul (a car, barge, trailer, etc.) by a rope, chain, or other device: The car was towed to the service station.
- an act or instance of towing.
- something being towed.
- something, as a boat or truck, that tows.
- a rope, chain, metal bar, or other device for towing: The trailer is secured to the car by a metal tow.
- See ski tow.
- a professor who always had a graduate student in tow.
- in the state of being towed.
- under one's guidance; in one's charge.
- as a follower, admirer, or companion:a professor who always had a graduate student in tow.
- in the condition of being towed; in tow.
- the fiber of flax, hemp, or jute prepared for spinning by scutching.
- the shorter, less desirable flax fibers separated from line fibers in hackling.
- synthetic filaments prior to spinning.
- made of tow.
— n. Scot.
- a rope.
- a U.S. Army antitank missile, steered to its target by two thin wires connected to a computerized launcher, which is mounted on a vehicle or helicopter.
- tow (Thesaurus)