Definition of crosshaul

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : 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 crosshauls— K. A. Solmssen


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Definition of crosshaul (Entry 2 of 2)

: to transport under conditions that promote or create crosshauling

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“Crosshaul.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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