Tug or TUG may refer to:


  • A tugboat
  • A powerful aircraft used to tow gliders
  • A common nickname for pushback tow tractors used at airports


  • Tuğ, Azerbaijan, a village
  • Tug Fork, a tributary of the Big Sandy River in the United States

As a nickname

  • Tug Arundel (1862–1912), American Major League Baseball catcher
  • Tug Hulett (born 1983), American baseball player
  • Tug McGraw (1944-2004), Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Tug Thompson (1856-1938), Major League Baseball player
  • Tug Wilson, various people
  • Tug Yourgrau, American playwright and TV producer
  • Tug O'Neale, fictional character in the Australian soap opera Far and Away

Arts and entertainment


Other uses

  • Banner of the Mongols (also known as a tug), a symbol of power in Mongol and Turkish states
  • Tacoma Tugs, former name of minor league baseball team the Tacoma Rainiers
  • ISO 639 code for the Tunia language of Chad
  • nickname for King's Scholars at Eton College
  • A slang term for male masturbation


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