Tugboat meaning

tŭgbōt
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A small powerful boat designed for towing or pushing larger vessels.
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A small, sturdy, powerful boat used for towing or pushing ships, barges, etc., as in a harbor.
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A small, powerful boat (a "tugship" in other languages) used to push or pull barges or to help maneuver larger vessels.
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Origin of tugboat

  • From tug +"Ž boat.

    From Wiktionary