towing line

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Synonyms for towing line

(nautical) a rope used in towing

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Each rocket is connected via a towing line to 170 meters of mine clearance hose that is stowed folded in the uncovered base of the turret on the vehicle roof.
The Atlantic 75 Pride of Leicester was launched and put a crew member on board the yacht who secured a towing line that enabled the lifeboat to pull the yacht clear of the rocks.
The lower-than-expected results relate primarily to performance difficulties in the towing line portions of our businesses, particularly in the East Coast segment of this business line.
Storms meant the structure was cast adrift, crew members were washed overboard, but all was well, crew rescued, towing lines reconnected.
The captain, Mike Russell, backed up the yacht and we boarded, off in minutes into the azure waters of the Atlantic Ocean, towing lines rigged with 6-inch baitfish in hopes of mahi, tuna and perhaps, marlin.
Weathered stone showing signs of towing lines, mileposts constructed using rival railway companies' materials and literally thousands of locks, bridges and tunnels each hold a story of their own charting the UK's industrial past.