haul

verb
\ ˈhȯl How to pronounce haul (audio) \
hauled; hauling; hauls

Definition of haul

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

1a : to cause (something) to move by pulling or drawing : to exert traction on haul a wagon
b : to obtain or move by or as if by hauling was hauled to parties night after night by his wife
c : to transport in a vehicle : cart The cattle were hauled to market. trucks hauling freight
2 : to change the course of (a ship) especially so as to sail closer to the wind
3 : to bring before an authority for interrogation or judgment : hale haul traffic violators into court

intransitive verb

1 : to exert traction : pull haul back on the reins
2 : to move along : proceed about three o'clock we hauled into Moonridge— Kenneth Clark the bull hauled back for another lunge— F. B. Gipson
3 : to furnish transportation a nominal charge for hauling
4 of the wind : shift
haul ass
slang, often vulgar
: to move quickly haul ass or you'll miss your flight

haul

noun

Definition of haul (Entry 2 of 2)

1a : the act or process of hauling (see haul entry 1) : pull The rope stood up under the strain of the haul.
b : a device for pulling or carting something : a device for hauling
2a : the result of an effort to obtain, collect, or win the burglar's haul
b : the quantity of fish taken in a single draft of a net
3a : the act or process of transporting something in a vehicle : transportation by hauling a rail haul meant that several hundred expensive … cars would have to be bought— N. M. Clark
b : the length or course of a transportation route a long haul
c : a quantity transported : load a haul of lumber

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Synonyms & Antonyms for haul

Synonyms: Verb

Synonyms: Noun

Antonyms: Verb

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Examples of haul in a Sentence

Verb They hauled the boat up onto the beach. The car was hauled away to the junkyard. We used buckets to haul water up from the river. She hauled herself to her feet and limped home. I'm tired of hauling this heavy camera around with me. The prisoner was hauled away in handcuffs. They hauled her off to court. The cattle were hauled by rail. The company has a fleet of trucks that are used to haul freight. Noun each haul of the rope Authorities seized the drugs in one of the biggest drug hauls in the history of the county. The kids always collect a substantial haul of candy on Halloween. It's just a short haul from our cabin to the beach. See More
Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The streaming service earned 91 nominations for this year's Emmy Awards, second only to HBO, which hauled 111, and well ahead of Hulu's 18 and Amazon's 16 according to Business Insider. Hamza Shaban, chicagotribune.com, 18 July 2017 Hundreds of people, including prominent intellectuals, had signed the charter by the time Mr Liu was hauled away to his cell. The Economist, 15 July 2017 A pipeline that hauls oil from West Texas’ Permian Basin to Houston shut Thursday after a 1,200-barrel spill near the state capital, Austin. Ben Sharples, Bloomberg.com, 14 July 2017 Yeah, there's the handful of students who love running and are cooling at the finish line in ten minutes flat, but for everyone else, hauling yourself a full mile at a jog is no small feat. Brittney Mcnamara, Teen Vogue, 13 July 2017 The group is scheduled to meet with Waste Management, the company which hauls Mobile's garbage, on Wednesday. John Sharp, AL.com, 11 July 2017 Several cars of a freight train hauling crude oil derailed Friday night in Plainfield prompting an evacuation but no injuries, officials said. Chicago Tribune Staff, chicagotribune.com, 30 June 2017 The victim was taken to a hospital and was expected to survive his head wounds, Officer John Buttle said.. Officers cruised around the area, looking for the Winnebago hauling a black Jeep. Pauline Repard, sandiegouniontribune.com, 28 June 2017 According to Kansas City police, a truck hauling construction equipment struck part of the bridge, which dislodged concrete. Toriano Porter And Joe Robertson, kansascity.com, 24 June 2017 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Boeing and Airbus are battling over new orders for short-haul aircraft as airlines emerging from the pandemic replenish their fleets. Benjamin Katz, WSJ, 19 May 2022 The kits are being rolled out on the oneworld airline’s medium and long-haul flights to and from its Doha hub, which will host the FIFA World Cup later this year. Ramsey Qubein, Forbes, 8 May 2022 The airline has ordered 12 Airbus A350-1000s planes, with hopes that the ultra-long-haul routes can begin operating in 2025. Lilit Marcus, CNN, 1 May 2022 Location, Location, Location’s Kirstie Allsopp famously claimed in February that all young people have to do to get on the property ladder is give up Netflix, short-haul flights, coffee and the gym. Lydia Spencer-elliot, refinery29.com, 25 Apr. 2022 In the company’s grand vision, electric cargo planes replace fleets of exhaust-spewing short-haul box trucks currently congesting America’s roads. New York Times, 16 Apr. 2022 Most elites are not eligible for free upgrades to business class, except for some short-haul international flights to the Americas on some U.S.-based airlines. Stefanie Waldek, Travel + Leisure, 31 Mar. 2022 Those will only be for short haul flights because aviation fuel is just so energy dense. Taylor Wilson, USA TODAY, 28 Mar. 2022 The twin-engine, single-aisle Boeing 737 in various versions has been flying for more than 50 years and is one of the world’s most popular planes for short and medium-haul flights. NBC News, 22 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of haul

Verb

13th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1a

Noun

1670, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for haul

Verb and Noun

Middle English halen to pull, from Anglo-French haler, of Germanic origin; akin to Middle Dutch halen to pull; akin to Old English geholian to obtain

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The first known use of haul was in the 13th century

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“Haul.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/haul. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for haul

haul

verb
\ ˈhȯl How to pronounce haul (audio) \
hauled; hauling

Kids Definition of haul

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : to pull or drag with effort
2 : to transport in a vehicle haul freight

haul

noun

Kids Definition of haul (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : the act of pulling or hauling They got closer with each haul.
2 : an amount collected a burglar's haul
3 : the distance or route traveled or over which a load is moved It's a long haul to the beach.

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