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1. tugboat

noun. ['ˈtʌgˌboʊt'] a powerful small boat designed to pull or push larger ships.

Synonyms

  • towboat
  • tug
  • helm
  • tower

Antonyms

  • repel
  • push

Etymology

  • boat (English)
  • bat (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • tug (English)
  • tuggen (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Tugboat

  • ferryboat
  • flatboat
  • gunboat
  • houseboat
  • lifeboat
  • motorboat
  • powerboat
  • riverboat
  • rowboat
  • sailboat
  • showboat
  • speedboat
  • steamboat
  • towboat

Sentences with tugboat


1. Adjective
Most tugboat pilots complete maritime training through a formal academy.

2. Noun, singular or mass
You cannot land a tugboat captain job unless you have the required on-the-job experience.

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