As nouns the difference between trawler and tug
is that trawler
is a fishing boat that uses a trawl net or dragnet to catch fish while tug
is a sudden powerful pull.
As a verb tug is
to pull or drag with great effort.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
A fishing boat that uses a trawl net or dragnet to catch fish.
A fisherman who uses a trawl net.
to pull or drag with great effort
to pull hard repeatedly
- The police officers tugged the drunkard out of the pub.
to tow by tugboat
- He lost his patience trying to undo his shoe-lace, but tugging it made the knot even tighter.
* tug down
* tug up
a sudden powerful pull
- At the tug he falls, / Vast ruins come along, rent from the smoking walls.
, date=September 24
, author=David Ornstein
, title=Arsenal 3 - 0 Bolton
, work=BBC Sport
, passage=But Van Persie slotted home 40 seconds after the break before David Wheater saw red for a tug
on Theo Walcott.}}
(nautical) a tugboat
(obsolete) A kind of vehicle used for conveying timber and heavy articles.
A trace, or drawing strap, of a harness.
(mining) An iron hook of a hoisting tub, to which a tackle is affixed.
(slang) An act of masturbation
- He had a quick tug to calm himself down before his date.
* tug of war