towing line


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Synonyms for towing line

(nautical) a rope used in towing

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"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."
Pakistan is being punished as IK government not towing lines of power brokers in US, West and India for its own strategic objectives.
They include tugs towing lines of fishing smacks with sails out to sea on windless days, and well known ships of the past such as the Leda and Venus which operated the Tyne-Norway run.
They include tugs towing lines of fishing smacks with sails out to sea on windless days and well-known ships of the past such as the Leda and Venus which operated the Tyne-Norway run.
Due to the use of these ropes, marine mooring lines, ship-assist ropes, inland towing lines, and hoisting lines become stronger, lighter, more buoyant, and less susceptible to abrasion.
Storms meant the structure was cast adrift, crew members were washed overboard, but all was well, crew rescued, towing lines reconnected.