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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Haul  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Haul  \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 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  haul 
  n  1:  the  act  of  drawing  or  hauling  something  "the  haul  up  the 
  hill  went  very  slowly"  [syn:  {draw},  {haulage}] 
  2:  the  quantity  that  was  caught;  "the  catch  was  only  10  fish" 
  [syn:  {catch}] 
  v  1:  draw  slowly  or  heavily;  "haul  stones";  "haul  nets"  [syn:  {cart}, 
  {drag}] 
  2:  transport,  as  in  a  truck 
  3:  transport  something  in  a  cart  [syn:  {cart}] 




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