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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.
Senator Steve Daines today announced the Department of Transportation (DOT) has granted his request to continue exempting agriculture and livestock haulers from its electronic logging devices (ELD) mandate.
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.
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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.
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State regulators are poised to allow haulers and processors throughout Oregon to dispose of recyclables as garbage temporarily if they meet certain conditions.
Mustang, the company that's known for protecting human bodies at sea, has introduced a collection of gear haulers with various levels of storm-and-sea-resistance.
Volvo CE's D-Class articulated haulers entered the market in 2000, covering a payload range of 24 to 37 tons.
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