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v. hauled, haul·ing, hauls
1. To pull or drag forcibly: hauled the boat onto the beach. See Synonyms at pull.
2. To transport, as with a truck or cart: hauling cars across the country.
a. To cause (oneself) to move, especially slowly or laboriously: hauled myself down to the lobby.
b. To compel to go, especially for trial: hauled their competitor into court.
4. Nautical To change the course of (a ship), especially in order to sail closer into the wind.
1. To pull or drag something forcibly.
2. To provide transportation; cart.
3. To shift direction: The wind hauled to the east.
4. Nautical To change the course of a ship.
1. The act of pulling or dragging.
2. The act of transporting or carting.
3. A distance, especially the distance over which something is pulled or transported.
a. Something that is pulled or transported; a load.
b. Everything collected or acquired at a single time; the take: a big haul of fish.
Phrasal Verbs:
haul off Informal
1. To draw back slightly, as in preparation for initiating an action: "hauled off and smacked the hapless aide across the face" (Bill Barol).
2. To withdraw or move to another place.
haul out
To move from water onto the shore: a beach where seals often haul out; canoeists who hauled out on the riverbank to rest.
haul up
To come to a halt.
haul ass Vulgar Slang
To move quickly: We'll be late if you don't haul ass.

[Middle English haulen, from Old French haler, of Germanic origin; see kelə- in Indo-European roots.]

haul′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hauler - a haulage contractorhauler - a haulage contractor      
contractor - someone (a person or firm) who contracts to build things
dustman, garbage carter, garbage collector, garbage hauler, garbage man, garbageman, refuse collector - someone employed to collect and dispose of refuse
References in classic literature ?
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Volvo announced it will enter the rigid hauler market in the second quarter of 2018 by launching a range of haulers that consists of the 45-ton R45D, 60-ton R60D, 72-ton R70D and the 100-ton R100E.
Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) announced that it will enter the rigid hauler market with its own Volvo brand of rigid haulers in the second quarter of 2018.
Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has announced that it will enter the rigid hauler market with its own Volvo brand of rigid haulers in the second quarter of 2018.
Volvo Construction Equipment has announced plans to enter the rigid hauler market in the second quarter of this year with a range of four Volvo-branded machines developed in collaboration with its subsidiary Terex Trucks.
Volvo Construction Equipment, the company that commercially launched the concept in 1966, still claims market leadership in this sector, and has continued to innovate with the launch this year of its H-Series range which includes its biggest ever production articulated hauler, the 60-ton-capacity A60H.
To keep collection competitive and so not to lean so heavily on one hauler, says Jim Becker Orange County solid waste manager, the county always has contracted with multiple haulers for waste collection.
The best thing about the Hauler is that it folds up small enough to be stored in your garage or shed.
e Tyne and Wear Building Preservation Trust has appointed Historic Property Restoration, based in South Shields, to carry out conservation and restoration work to the Black Fell Hauler House on the Bowes Railway.
George Stephenson oversaw the construction of the railway on behalf of Lord Ravensworth, a local colliery owner but the Hauler House was a later addition built in 1913 as part of a general upgrading.
2 June 2014 - Volvo Construction Equipment, or Volvo CE, today said it had closed its acquisition of the hauler business of US equipment maker Terex Corporation (NYSE:TEX), for USD160m (EUR117m) on a cash and debt free basis.
NORDIC BUSINESS REPORT-June 2, 2014-Volvo Construction Equipment completes acquisition of the hauler business from Terex for USD160m