verb (used with object)
to pull or draw with force; move by drawing; drag:
They hauled the boat up onto the beach.
to cart or transport; carry:
He hauled freight.
to cause to descend; lower (often followed by down):
to haul down the flag.
to arrest or bring before a magistrate or other authority (often followed by before, in, to, into, etc.):
He was hauled before the judge.
verb (used without object)
to pull or tug.
to go or come to a place, especially with effort:
After roistering about the streets, they finally hauled into the tavern.
to do carting or transport, or move freight commercially.
an act or instance of hauling; a strong pull or tug.
something that is hauled.
the load hauled at one time; quantity carried or transported.
the distance or route over which anything is hauled.
the act of taking or acquiring something.
something that is taken or acquired:
The thieves’ haul included several valuable paintings.
haul around, Nautical.
haul in with, Nautical. to approach.
haul / shag ass, Slang: Vulgar. to get a move on; hurry.
to drag or draw (something) with effort
(transitive) to transport, as in a lorry
(nautical) to alter the course of (a vessel), esp so as to sail closer to the wind
(transitive) (nautical) to draw or hoist (a vessel) out of the water onto land or a dock for repair, storage, etc
(intransitive) (nautical) (of the wind) to blow from a direction nearer the bow Compare veer1 (sense 3b)
(intransitive) to change one’s opinion or action
the act of dragging with effort
(esp of fish) the amount caught at a single time
something that is hauled
the goods obtained from a robbery
a distance of hauling: a three-mile haul
the amount of a contraband seizure: arms haul, drugs haul
in the long haul, over the long haul
1580s, hall, variant spelling of Middle English halen (see hale (v.)), representing a change in pronunciation after c.1200. Spelling with -au- or -aw- is from early 17c. Related: Hauled; hauling. To haul off “pull back a little” before striking or otherwise acting is American English, 1802.
1660s, “act of hauling,” from haul (v.). Meaning “something gained” is from 1776, perhaps on notion of “drawing” a profit, or of the catch from hauling fishing nets. Meaning “distance over which something must be hauled” (usually with long or short) is attested from 1873.
cold haul, for the long haul, get one’s ashes hauled, long haul, over the long haul
[1776+; fr the contents of a fish net that is hauled]
[haw-lij] /ˈhɔ lɪdʒ/ noun 1. the act or labor of . 2. the amount of force expended in . 3. a charge made, especially by a railroad, for equipment, commodities, etc. /ˈhɔːlɪdʒ/ noun 1. the act or labour of hauling 2. a rate or charge levied for the transportation of goods, esp by rail n. […]
[haw-lij-wey] /ˈhɔ lɪdʒˌweɪ/ noun 1. a passageway by which coal, ore, etc., is hauled to the surface from an underground mine.
[hawl-bak] /ˈhɔlˌbæk/ noun 1. (in lumbering) a small line for pulling a cable back to its original position after it has been used to haul a log away.
[hawl] /hɔl/ verb (used with object) 1. to pull or draw with force; move by drawing; drag: They hauled the boat up onto the beach. 2. to cart or transport; carry: He hauled freight. 3. to cause to descend; lower (often followed by down): to haul down the flag. 4. to arrest or bring before […]