an act of pulling a vehicle behind another vehicle, using a rope or chain:
Can you give us a tow to the garage?
following closely behind someone or something:
Hannah arrived with her four kids in tow.
He turned up at my office with two lawyers in tow.
to connect a rope or a chain to a vehicle or ship so that it can be towed
4 British EnglishTT
if a ship is under tow or a car is on tow, it is being pulled along by another vehicle