Trawler vs Tug - What's the difference?

trawler | tug |

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?




(en noun)
  • A fishing boat that uses a trawl net or dragnet to catch fish.
  • A fisherman who uses a trawl net.
  • See also

    * troller ----




  • to pull or drag with great effort
  • The police officers tugged the drunkard out of the pub.
  • to pull hard repeatedly
  • He lost his patience trying to undo his shoe-lace, but tugging it made the knot even tighter.
  • to tow by tugboat
  • Derived terms

    * tug down * tug up


    (en noun)
  • a sudden powerful pull
  • * Dryden
  • At the tug he falls, / Vast ruins come along, rent from the smoking walls.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=September 24 , author=David Ornstein , title=Arsenal 3 - 0 Bolton , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , 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.
  • (Halliwell)
  • 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.

    Derived terms

    * tug of war


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