Tug

Tug

, n. 1. A pull with the utmost effort, as in the athletic contest called tug of war; a supreme effort.
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At the tug he falls,
Vast ruins come along, rent from the smoking walls.
Dryden.
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2. A sort of vehicle, used for conveying timber and heavy articles. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.
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3. (Naut.) A small, powerful steamboat used to tow vessels; -- called also steam tug, tugboat, and towboat.
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4. A trace, or drawing strap, of a harness.
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5. (Mining.) An iron hook of a hoisting tub, to which a tackle is affixed.
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Tug iron, an iron hook or button to which a tug or trace may be attached, as on the shaft of a wagon.
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