tāvere

tāvere, (-a, -‘ia).

1. Trawl, tow (boat or vehicle).

Mē ka tāvere kōrua, e tiki mai i te a‘o ma te tī punu.
If you two are going trawling, come and get the line and spoon.

‘E poti matī ni tāvere kau tērā ki te pa‘ī mē ‘akatomo.
That launch is used for towing the lighter to the ship when she is being loaded;

Ka tāvere tāua i tōna mōtokā kino ki te ngā‘i ma‘ani‘anga.
Let’s tow his damaged car to the garage;

‘E tāvere kū tā rāua tautai.
Their sea trip is to troll for

.
Matau tāvere kū, hook used in trawling for

.

2. n. Trailer.

Kua kino te tāvere i muri i te torōka.
The trailer behind the truck was damaged.

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