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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
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Some twenty men of the Sixth Company who were on their way into the village joined the haulers, and the wattle wall, which was about thirty-five feet long an seven feet high, moved forward along the village street, swaying, pressing upon and cutting the shoulders of the gasping men.
In addition, to mollify the solid waste departments, C&D recyclers have to be ready to make the same payoffs to the cities, counties and solid waste districts that they have become accustomed to receiving from the waste haulers.
Naef says the introduction of single-stream techniques has sent mixed signals to haulers and municipalities in the region, and if it is ultimately a stronger signal that mixing materials is fine, then he may have to change the way he does business.
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