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The first book I fell in love with was 'Little Toot,' the story of an adorable tugboat operating out of New York Harbor.
Edward St Aubyn

Meaning of "tugboat" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF TUGBOAT

tugboat  [ˈtʌɡˌbəʊt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TUGBOAT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Tugboat is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES TUGBOAT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

tugboat

Tugboat

A tugboat is a boat that maneuvers vessels by pushing or towing them. Tugs move vessels that either should not move themselves, such as ships in a crowded harbor or a narrow canal, or those that cannot move by themselves, such as barges, disabled ships, log rafts, or oil platforms. Tugboats are powerful for their size and strongly built, and some are ocean-going. Some tugboats serve as icebreakers or salvage boats. Early tugboats had steam engines, but today most have diesel engines. Many tugboats have firefighting monitors, allowing them to assist in firefighting, especially in harbors.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TUGBOAT


airboat
ˈɛəˌbəʊt
catboat
ˈkætˌbəʊt
dreamboat
ˈdriːmˌbəʊt
fireboat
ˈfaɪəˌbəʊt
gunboat
ˈɡʌnˌbəʊt
houseboat
ˈhaʊsˌbəʊt
keelboat
ˈkiːlˌbəʊt
lifeboat
ˈlaɪfˌbəʊt
longboat
ˈlɒŋˌbəʊt
motorboat
ˈməʊtəˌbəʊt
pigboat
ˈpɪɡˌbəʊt
powerboat
ˈpaʊəˌbəʊt
rowboat
ˈrəʊˌbəʊt
sailboat
ˈseɪlˌbəʊt
sauceboat
ˈsɔːsˌbəʊt
showboat
ˈʃəʊˌbəʊt
speedboat
ˈspiːdˌbəʊt
steamboat
ˈstiːmˌbəʊt
towboat
ˈtəʊˌbəʊt
workboat
ˈwɜːkˌbəʊt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TUGBOAT

tuftaffety
tufted
tufted duck
tufted loosestrife
tufter
tuftily
tufty
tug
tug-of-love
tug-of-war
Tugela
tugged
tugger
tugging
tuggingly
tughrik
tugless
tugrik
tui
tui-na

WORDS THAT END LIKE TUGBOAT

banana boat
boat
ferryboat
fishing boat
flat-bottomed boat
gravy boat
in the same boat
jet boat
miss the boat
narrow boat
paddle boat
pilot boat
pleasure boat
riverboat
rock the boat
sailing boat
sauce boat
swingboat
torpedo boat
U-boat

Synonyms and antonyms of tugboat in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «tugboat» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TUGBOAT

Find out the translation of tugboat to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of tugboat from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «tugboat» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

拖轮
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

remolcador
570 millions of speakers

English

tugboat
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

tugboat
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الساحبة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

буксир
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

rebocador
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

টাগ বোট
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

remorqueur
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kapal tunda
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Schlepper
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

タグボート
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

예인선
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tugboat
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tàu kéo
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

விசைப்படகைச்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

टुगबोट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

römorkör
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

rimorchiatore
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

holownik
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

буксир
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

remorcher
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ρυμουλκό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

sleepboot
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

bogserbåt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

slepebåt
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of tugboat

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TUGBOAT»

The term «tugboat» is quite widely used and occupies the 51.545 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TUGBOAT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about tugboat

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QUOTES WITH «TUGBOAT»

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Edward St Aubyn
The first book I fell in love with was 'Little Toot,' the story of an adorable tugboat operating out of New York Harbor.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TUGBOAT»

Discover the use of tugboat in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to tugboat and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Tommy The Tugboat
Tommy the Tugboat works on the river pushing barges and freighters and great ocean liners.
Grant Gamble, 2012
2
T Is for Tugboat: Navigating the Seas from A to Z
Introduces young readers to the alphabet with a variety of words from the nautical world, from A for anchor to Z for zodiac.
Sara Gillingham, 2008
3
Scuffy the Tugboat
Meant for “bigger things,” Scuffy the Tugboat sets off to explore the world.
Gertrude Crampton, 2010
4
Popular Science
Miniature models of harbor tugboat and tow in a scenic setting, and a top view of the same models mounted on a 6 by 18-in. baseboard, grooved at the edges for a glass case TUGBOATS are the picturesque busybodies of the harbor. You'll ...
5
Great Lakes Freighter, Tanker and Tugboat Disasters
Presents accounts of twenty-four shipwrecks and accidents that occured on the Great Lakes, from 1898 to 1990.
Wayne Louis Kadar, 2006
6
The Adventures of Tugboat and Captain Ollie: The Big Rescue
5he wanted to write a short story about the captain, Tugboat, and their life together—including the recent rescue. Captain Ollie agreed on one condition: theirshare of any royalties would be put to good use finding homes for abused animals ...
V. J. Rotella, 2011
7
U.S. Army Sea Tales: Have You Ever Seen a Tugboat Pull Into ...
This book is not just about my experiences, but of other sea-going sailors as well. Some of the stories are hilarious, and I believe all are interesting. The book is divided into three elements.
Walter L. Grey, 2010
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Port Designer's Handbook: Recommendations and Guidelines
The necessary tugboat HP is approximately 10-12 times the actual tugboat bollard pull in kN. One HP is equivalent to approximately 0.75 watts. The number of tugboats needed for handling the different types of ships is affected by the size and ...
Carl A. Thoresen, 2003
9
Tugboat Tubby Gets Lost in the City: no data
no data Ross Miller. Tugboat Tubby Tugboat Tubby Gets Lost inthe City Gets Lost inthe City Ross Miller Ross Miller Tugboat Tubby Gets Lost in the City. COVER.
Ross Miller, 2013
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Tugboat Tubby The Cat That Saved the Fleet
Ross Miller. the Fleet the Fleet Ross Miller Ross Miller The Tugboat Tubby Tugboat Tubby The Cat Cat That Saved That Saved Tugboat Tubby The Cat That Saved the Fleet. Front Cover.
Ross Miller, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TUGBOAT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term tugboat is used in the context of the following news items.
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Bayonne oil spill caused by tugboat hitting pier, Coast Guard says
BAYONNE — An oil spill caused by a tugboat hitting a pier at a terminal in the city is under investigation, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Sunday. The spill at the ... «NJ.com, Aug 15»
2
Coast Guard joins search for missing man after tugboat sinks
St. Louis Fire Chief Dennis Jenkerson says around 7:30 p.m., a tugboat collided with a barge. Chief Jenkerson says the speed of the water, combined with the ... «KSDK, Jul 15»
3
Tugboat captain gets 6 months for fatal explosion
Tugboat Capt. Dennis Michael Egan was sentenced Friday to six months in prison for an explosion on board his vessel that killed a crew member on the ... «Chicago Sun-Times, Jun 15»
4
Feds blame 2014 Houston Ship Channel collision, spill on tugboat
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A tugboat captain's decision to try to beat a cargo ship into the Houston Ship Channel is the probable cause of a 2014 collision that ... «FuelFix, Jun 15»
5
U.S. Coast Guard searching for missing crew member of tugboat that …
The U.S. Coast Guard continued late Saturday to scour the Mississippi River near Convent for a missing crew member of a tugboat that sank that morning. «The Advocate, May 15»
6
USS Arizona Memorial closed after tugboat accident
The USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, will be closed to visitors until at least June 4 after a dock to the memorial that sits atop the sunken battleship ... «wtkr.com, May 15»
7
Facebook acqui-hires and shuts down payment startup Tugboat Yards
Facebook has acqui-hired Tugboat Yards, a startup with a tool that publishers and other groups could use to let fans make contributions in exchange for ... «VentureBeat, May 15»
8
One Dies and Three Are Rescued After Tugboat Sinks Near Fire Island
One man died when a tugboat sank off the coast of Fire Island on Saturday, said the Coast Guard, which rescued three other members of the ship's crew from ... «New York Times, Mar 15»
9
Tugboat Undergoing Sea Trails Near China's Jingjiang Sinks, Kills 21
China's Jiangsu Maritime Safety Administration (JMSD) reported that a tugboat with 25 people on board sank Thursday afternoon while undergoing sea trial in ... «Rigzone, Jan 15»
10
21 confirmed dead in tugboat capsizing in eastern China
BEIJING (AP) — Authorities confirmed 21 people dead in the capsizing of a tugboat with an international team on a test voyage in eastern China, after rescuers ... «USA TODAY, Jan 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Tugboat [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/tugboat>. Nov 2019 ».
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