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Definition of Haul


  1. To pull or draw with force; to drag.
  2. To transport by drawing, as with horses or oxen; as, to haul logs to a sawmill.
  3. To change the direction of a ship by hauling the wind. See under Haul, v. t.
  4. To pull apart, as oxen sometimes do when yoked.
  5. A pulling with force; a violent pull.
  6. A single draught of a net; as, to catch a hundred fish at a haul.
  7. That which is caught, taken, or gained at once, as by hauling a net.
  8. Transportation by hauling; the distance through which anything is hauled, as freight in a railroad car; as, a long haul or short haul.
  9. A bundle of about four hundred threads, to be tarred.

Haul Quotations

Ever consider what pets must think of us? I mean, here we come back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul - chicken, pork, half a cow. They must think we're the greatest hunters on earth!
Anne Tyler

I describe the design process as like the tip of the iceberg. What you don't see is the long haul: all the endless auditing and things like that.
Norman Foster

It's true, Christmas can feel like a lot of work, particularly for mothers. But when you look back on all the Christmases in your life, you'll find you've created family traditions and lasting memories. Those memories, good and bad, are really what help to keep a family together over the long haul.
Caroline Kennedy

Surveys show that many talented and committed young people are reluctant to enter teaching for the long haul because they think the profession is low-paying and not prestigious enough.
Arne Duncan

Everything in high school seems like the most important thing that's ever happened in your life. It's not. You'll get out of high school and you never see those people again. All the people who torment and press you won't make a difference in your life in the long haul.
Mark Hoppus
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Haul Translations

haul in Afrikaans is trek
haul in Dutch is trekken
haul in French is manipuler, tirage
haul in German is transportieren, ziehen, schleppen
haul in Italian is estrassi
haul in Norwegian is fangst, frakt, hale, dra, rykk, kast
haul in Portuguese is puxar, transporte
haul in Swedish is dra, hala, notvarp
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