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Synonyms for tugboat

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  1. tugboatnoun


  2. tugboatnoun

    A small, powerful boat used to push or pull barges or to help maneuver larger vessels.


Princeton's WordNet

  1. tugboat, tug, towboat, towernoun

    a powerful small boat designed to pull or push larger ships

    towboat, tower, tug, jerk, column, pillar

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  1. List of paraphrases for "tugboat":

    tug, trawler, tow, locomotive

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  1. Abdul Rashid:

    Victims released also said while the kidnappers were on their tugboat for nearly 30 minutes, no violence took place.

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