how to pronounce tugboat


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tugboat is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of tugboat in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… late 1800s tugboat the tugboat captain …”

meanings of tugboat


  1. A small, powerful boat used to push or pull barges or to help maneuver larger vessels.

tugboat frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word tugboat occurs in english on average 0 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics tugboat can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that tugboat can be often used in the following areas:

1) transport and travel;

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