noun. ['ˈtʌgˌboʊt'] a powerful small boat designed to pull or push larger ships.
- boat (English)
- bat (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
- tug (English)
- tuggen (Middle English (1100-1500))
Rhymes with Tugboat
Sentences with tugboat
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.