Haul

Definition of Haul

Pronunciation: hạl
v. t.1.To pull or draw with force; to drag.
[imp. & p. p. Hauled (hạld); p. pr. & vb. n. Hauling.]
Some dance, some haul the rope.
- Denham.
Thither they bent, and hauled their ships to land.
- Pope.
Romp-loving miss
Is hauled about in gallantry robust.
- Thomson.
2.To transport by drawing, as with horses or oxen; as, to haul logs to a sawmill.
When I was seven or eight years of age, I began hauling all the wood used in the house and shops.
- U. S. Grant.
To haul over the coals
See under Coal.
To haul the wind
(Naut.) to turn the head of the ship nearer to the point from which the wind blows.
v. i.1.(Naut.) To change the direction of a ship by hauling the wind. See under Haul, v. t.
I . . . hauled up for it, and found it to be an island.
- Cook.
2.To pull apart, as oxen sometimes do when yoked.
To haul around
(Naut.) to shift to any point of the compass; - said of the wind.
To haul off
(Naut.) to sail closer to the wind, in order to get farther away from anything; hence, to withdraw; to draw back.
n.1.A pulling with force; a violent pull.
2.A single draught of a net; as, to catch a hundred fish at a haul.
3.That which is caught, taken, or gained at once, as by hauling a net.
4.Transportation by hauling; the distance through which anything is hauled, as freight in a railroad car; as, a long haul or short haul.
5.(Rope Making) A bundle of about four hundred threads, to be tarred.

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