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Meaning of HAUL

Pronunciation:  hol

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of drawing or hauling something; "the haul up the hill went very slowly"
  2. [n]  the quantity that was caught; "the catch was only 10 fish"
  3. [v]  transport something in a cart
  4. [v]  transport, as in a truck
  5. [v]  draw slowly or heavily; "haul stones"; "haul nets"
 

HAUL is a 4 letter word that starts with H.

 

 Synonyms: cart, catch, drag, draw, hale, haulage
 
 See Also: bouse, bowse, carry, draw, force, indefinite quantity, piggyback, pull, pull, pulling, tow, towage, transport

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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.
    
    
  2. \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.
    
    
    
    
  3. \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.
    
    
 
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