• WordNet 3.6
    • n towage the act of hauling something (as a vehicle) by means of a hitch or rope "the truck gave him a tow to the garage"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Towage The act of towing.
    • Towage The price paid for towing.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n towage The act of towing.
    • n towage A charge for towing.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Towage act of towing: money for towing
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Tow (v.).cf. F. touage,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. teóhan, teón. Cf. Tug.


In literature:

And when we rose not a word had been said about towage!
"Falk" by Joseph Conrad
I dare say Matt will give us the benefit of the doubt and call it towage.
"Cappy Ricks" by Peter B. Kyne
I've saved at least L10 over that towage, and, by James!
"A Master of Fortune" by Cutcliffe Hyne
It saves millions of dollars in towage to London alone every year.
"Among the Forces" by Henry White Warren
This we were told would demand the towage of the engine over the last three miles.
"Sixteen Months in Four German Prisons" by Henry Charles Mahoney
We'll take all the cedar on your limit, in bolts on the river bank at market prices, less cost of towage to Vancouver.
"The Hidden Places" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
I ain't goin' to stand for no kiddin', even if we are in a five-hundred-dollar towage bill.
"Captain Scraggs" by Peter B. Kyne
Sailing-vessels, however, require only a short towage, the docks being scarcely a dozen miles from Chesapeake Bay.
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway
Mostly to keep themselves occupied, they hunted paymetal, taking only the very best that they could find, to keep the towage mass down.
"The Planet Strappers" by Raymond Zinke Gallun
He's got to be a sharp on towage, because he's got to take risks in storms that drive an ocean-going tug to port.
"The Boy With the U. S. Life-Savers" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler

In news:

Salvage and towage company Multraship, working with Antwerp-based URS Salvage & Maritime Contracting, has completed two salvage operations in the River Scheldt over a period of fewer than 24 hours.
The Netherlands (KOTUG) today announced the establishment of a new Joint Venture (JV) company, called KT Maritime Services Australia Pty Ltd, to pursue new business opportunities in the Australian towage market.
With the July delivery of the tug Northwind, the Rotterdam-based firm Avra Towage is now operating a fleet of six tugs with a seventh under construction.
In line with the announcement made on July 19 of Bourbon's plan to sell its harbor towage business to Grupo Boluda Corporación Marítima, the sale was completed today, effective immediately.
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has released a 'Request For Tender' for a level-two emergency towage contract.
On a background of market opening in the German ports of Hamburg and Bremen, Dutch towage companies gained a certain market share to the detriment of German operators.
Agreed with Fairplay Towage to acquire Fairplay Towage’s 50 percent interest in URS.
Through this acquisition SMIT will become 100 percent shareholder of URS, the leading towage provider in Belgium.
The European Commission decided that the Netherlands shall recover maritime transport aid granted to Dutch port and inland waterway towage operations carried out in the Union.
The aid was initially intended for maritime transport operations at sea but was also granted to towage operations in ports and inland waterways.
Boskalis, the Dutch dredging and marine services group, and Chilean ocean carrier CSAV are working to establish a joint towage operation in Central and South America.