To hit or beat someone; launch a blow at someone: counting fifty before they hauled off on a Red (1930s+)
- Haul someone over the coals
verb phrase [1719+; fr the old ordeal by fire]
- Haul the mail
verb phrase Related Terms carry the mail
[hawnch, hahnch] /hɔntʃ, hɑntʃ/ noun 1. the hip. 2. the fleshy part of the body about the hip. 3. a hindquarter of an animal. 4. the leg and loin of an animal, used for food. 5. Architecture. /hɔːntʃ/ noun 1. the human hip or fleshy hindquarter of an animal, esp a horse or similar quadruped […]
noun 1. the ilium or hipbone. noun 1. a nontechnical name for the ilium, hipbone n. late 14c., from haunch + bone (n.).