Definitions for: Haul


[n] the act of drawing or hauling something; "the haul up the hill went very slowly"
[n] the quantity that was caught; "the catch was only 10 fish"
[v] transport something in a cart
[v] transport, as in a truck
[v] draw slowly or heavily; "haul stones"; "haul nets"



Webster (1913) Definition: Haul (h[add]l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hauled (h[add]ld);
p. pr. & vb. n. Hauling.] [OE. halen, halien, F. haler, of
German or Scand. origin; akin to AS. geholian to acquire,
get, D. halen to fetch, pull, draw, OHG. hol[=o]n, hal[=o]n,
G. holen, Dan. hale to haul, Sw. hala, and to L. calare to
call, summon, Gr. kalei^n to call. Cf. Hale, v. t.,
Claim. Class, Council, Ecclesiastic.]
1. To pull or draw with force; to drag.

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.


Haul, 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.


Haul, 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.

Synonyms: cart, catch, drag, draw, hale, haulage

See Also: bouse, bowse, carry, draw, force, indefinite quantity, piggyback, pull, pull, pulling, tow, towage, transport

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