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English Dictionary: haul by the DICT Development Group
4 results for haul
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. the act of drawing or hauling something; "the haul up the hill went very slowly"
    Synonym(s): draw, haul, haulage
  2. the quantity that was caught; "the catch was only 10 fish"
    Synonym(s): catch, haul
  1. draw slowly or heavily; "haul stones"; "haul nets" [syn: haul, hale, cart, drag]
  2. transport in a vehicle; "haul stones from the quarry in a truck"; "haul vegetables to the market"
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 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[omac]n,
      hal[omac]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.
                     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.
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