|Flash Dict. in Sinks of London Laid Open 128: Towe. clipt money.|
|Americanisms 296: Money itself has in the United States, as in England, probably more designations than any other object – liquor alone excepted [...] tow, wad (both of them evidently tailors’ slang).|
(Aus. prison) susceptible to bribery.
|Aus. Prison Sl. Gloss. [Internet] Tow. As in ‘has a screw in tow’; where a prisoner has managed to organise a prison officer to traffic drugs or contraband into a prison.|