'Haul' definitions:

Definition of 'haul'

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The act of drawing or hauling something; "the haul up the hill went very slowly" [syn: draw, haul, haulage]
The quantity that was caught; "the catch was only 10 fish" [syn: catch, haul]
Draw slowly or heavily; "haul stones"; "haul nets" [syn: haul, hale, cart, drag]
Transport in a vehicle; "haul stones from the quarry in a truck"; "haul vegetables to the market"

Definition of 'Haul'

  • Haul \Haul\, v. i.
  • 1. (Naut.) To change the direction of a ship by hauling the wind. See under Haul, v. t. [1913 Webster]
  • I . . . hauled up for it, and found it to be an island. --Cook. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. To pull apart, as oxen sometimes do when yoked. [1913 Webster]
  • 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. [1913 Webster]

Definition of 'Haul'

  • Haul \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. [1913 Webster]
  • Some dance, some haul the rope. --Denham. [1913 Webster]
  • Thither they bent, and hauled their ships to land. --Pope. [1913 Webster]
  • Romp-loving miss Is hauled about in gallantry robust. --Thomson. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. To transport by drawing, as with horses or oxen; as, to haul logs to a sawmill. [1913 Webster]
  • When I was seven or eight years of age, I began hauling all the wood used in the house and shops. --U. S. Grant. [1913 Webster]
  • 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. [1913 Webster]

Definition of 'Haul'

  • Haul \Haul\, n.
  • 1. A pulling with force; a violent pull. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. A single draught of a net; as, to catch a hundred fish at a haul. [1913 Webster]
  • 3. That which is caught, taken, or gained at once, as by hauling a net. [1913 Webster]
  • 4. Transportation by hauling; the distance through which anything is hauled, as freight in a railroad car; as, a long haul or short haul. [1913 Webster]
  • 5. (Rope Making) A bundle of about four hundred threads, to be tarred. [1913 Webster]

Synonyms of 'haul'

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