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In the composites industry, a tow is an untwisted bundle of continuous filaments, and it refers to human-made [[fibre]s, particularly carbon fibres (also called graphite).

Tows are designated by the number of fibres they contain, e.g. a 12K tow contains about 12,000 fibres.

In the textile industry, a tow (rhymes with cow, unless referring to cellulose acetate which sounds like toe) is a coarse, broken fibre such as flax, hemp, or jute.[1] Flax tows are often used as upholstery stuffing, and tows in general are frequently cut up to produce staple fibre.

Notes

  1. ^ Glossary of Colonial Terms, History Online

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Pronunciation

  • tō, /təʊ/, /t@U/
  • Homophones: toe
  • Rhymes: -əʊ

Etymology 1

Old English toġian

Verb

Infinitive
to tow

Third person singular
tows

Simple past
towed

Past participle
towed

Present participle
towing

to tow (third-person singular simple present tows, present participle towing, simple past and past participle towed)

  1. (transitive) To pull something behind one using a line or chain; to haul.
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Noun

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Singular
tow

Plural
tows

tow (plural tows)

  1. The act of towing and the condition of being towed.
  2. Something, such as a tugboat, that tows.
  3. Something, such as a barge, that is towed.
  4. A rope or cable used in towing.
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Etymology 2

Origin uncertain; compare Old Norse  (uncleansed wool), Old English tow- (spinning) (in compounds, e.g. towcræft, towhūs), perhaps cognate with Gothic 𐍄𐌰𐌿𐌾𐌰𐌽 (taujan), do, make)[1].

Noun

Singular
tow

Plural
tows

tow (plural tows)

  1. An untwisted bundle of fibers such as cellulose acetate, flax, hemp or jute.
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References

  • Notes:
  1. ^tow” in the Online Etymology Dictionary, Douglas Harper, 2001

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(Judg. 16:9). See FLAX.

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