Definition of lingtow in English:

lingtow

Pronunciation /ˈlɪŋtəʊ/

See synonyms for lingtow

noun

historical, rare Scottish
  • A coil of rope worn over the shoulder by smugglers.

    Recorded earliest in lingtowman.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Walter Scott (1771–1832), poet and novelist. From ling, Scots variant of line + tow.