1) A rope by which something can be towed, particularly a boat.

1680 Best and Second Hausers and towling Ł5 8s 0d, Whitby

1693 wee present a rope called a towlin taken up at Scarbrough below the low water marke ... about 40 fathome in length .

dates 1680 1693

Related Content Loading...

Photo by Kreuzschnabel CC BY-SA 3.0