Meaning of towboat

tow•boat

Pronunciation: (tō'bōt"), [key]
— n.
  1. a diesel-powered or steam-powered boat used esp. on inland waterways to push groups of barges lashed to it in front or on one side or both.
  2. tugboat.
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