crosshaul

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noun

1
a
: a loading device consisting of a chain having each end fastened to opposing sides of a vehicle (as a sled or wagon) and the resulting loop passed under the object to be loaded (as a log) and back to a source of power that rolls the object usually up a ramp onto the vehicle
b
or less commonly crosshauling
ˈ⸗¦⸗⸗
: the method of loading employing this device
2
: an instance where the transportation of goods promotes or creates crosshauling
millions of railroad car miles … saved by the elimination of crosshaulsK. A. Solmssen

crosshaul

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verb

"
: to transport under conditions that promote or create crosshauling

Word History

Etymology

Noun

cross entry 3 + haul

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“Crosshaul.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crosshaul. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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