Tug, n. 1. A pull with the utmost effort, as in the athletic contest called tug of war; a supreme effort.
At the tug he falls,Dryden.
Vast ruins come along, rent from the smoking walls.
2. A sort of vehicle, used for conveying timber and heavy articles.
(Naut.) A small, powerful steamboat used to tow vessels; -- called also
4. A trace, or drawing strap, of a harness.
(Mining.) An iron hook of a hoisting tub, to which a tackle is affixed.
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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