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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tug, n.
 1. A pull with the utmost effort, as in the athletic contest called tug of war; a supreme effort.
 At the tug he falls,
 Vast ruins come along, rent from the smoking walls.   --Dryden.
 2. A sort of vehicle, used for conveying timber and heavy articles. [Prov. Eng.]
 3. Naut. A small, powerful steamboat used to tow vessels; -- called also steam tug, tugboat, and towboat.
 4. A trace, or drawing strap, of a harness.
 5. Mining. An iron hook of a hoisting tub, to which a tackle is affixed.
 Tug iron, an iron hook or button to which a tug or trace may be attached, as on the shaft of a wagon.