haul (hauls, present participle hauling; past and past participle hauled)
- (transitive) To transport#Verb|transport by draw#Verb|drawing or pull#Verb|pulling, as with horse#Noun|horses or oxen, or a motor vehicle.
- to haul logs to a sawmill
- (transitive) To draw or pull something heavy.
- 1725, Homer; [Alexander Pope], transl., “Book XIII”, in The Odyssey of Homer. […], volume III, London: Printed for Bernard Lintot, OCLC 8736646 ↗, lines 136–139, page 194 ↗:
- Thither they bent, and haul'd their ſhip to land, / (The crooked keel divides the yellow ſand) / Ulyſſes ſleeping on his couch they bore, / And gently plac'd him on the rocky ſhore.
- (transitive) To carry or transport#Verb|transport something, with a connotation that the item is heavy or otherwise difficult to move#Verb|move.
- (transitive, figuratively) To drag#Verb|drag, to pull, to tug#Verb|tug.
- (transitive, figuratively) Followed by up: to summon to be discipline#Verb|disciplined or hold#verb|held answerable for something.
- (intransitive) To pull apart, as oxen sometimes do when yoked#Adjective|yoked.
- (ambitransitive, nautical) To steer#Verb|steer (a vessel) close#Adjective|closer to the wind#Noun|wind.
- Antonyms: veer
- (intransitive, nautical) Of the wind#Noun|wind: to shift#Verb|shift fore (more towards the bow#Noun|bow).
- Antonyms: veer
- (intransitive, US, colloquial) To haul ass.
- “How fast was he goin’?” / “I don’t know exactly, but he must’ve been haulin’, given where he landed.”
haul (plural hauls)
- An act of hauling or pulling#Noun|pulling, particularly with force#Noun|force; a (violent) pull#Noun|pull or tug#Noun|tug.
- The distance#Noun|distance over which something is hauled or transport#Verb|transported, especially if long#Adjective|long.
- Getting to his place was a real haul.
- I find long-haul travel by airplane tiring.
- An amount#Noun|amount of something that has been take#Verb|taken, especially of fish#Noun|fish, illegal#Adjective|illegal loot#Noun|loot, or items purchase#Verb|purchased on a shop#Verb|shopping trip#Noun|trip.
- The robber’s haul was over thirty items.
- The trawler landed a ten-ton haul.
- (Internet) Short for haul video#English|haul video (“video#Noun|video post#Verb|posted on the Internet consisting of someone show#Verb|showing and talk#Verb|talking about recently purchased#Adjective|purchased items”).
- (ropemaking) A bundle#Noun|bundle of many thread#Noun|threads to be tar#Verb|tarred.
- (amount of illegal loot taken) seeSynonyms en
- German: Streckenzurücklegung, Transportweg
- Russian: перево́зка
- German: Einkaufsausbeute, Einkaufsbeute