Definition of 'hauling'
Definition of 'Hauling'
- 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]
Synonyms of 'hauling'
From: Moby Thesaurus
- air express,
- pulling power,
- railway express,
- tractive power,