Hauled
Haul Haul (h[add]l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hauled} (h[add]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Hauling}.] [OE. halen, halien, F. haler, of German or Scand. origin; akin to AS. geholian to acquire, get, D. halen to fetch, pull, draw, OHG. hol[=o]n, hal[=o]n, G. holen, Dan. hale to haul, Sw. hala, and to L. calare to call, summon, Gr. kalei^n to call. Cf. {Hale}, v. t., {Claim}. {Class}, {Council}, {Ecclesiastic}.] 1. To pull or draw with force; to drag. [1913 Webster]

Some dance, some haul the rope. --Denham. [1913 Webster]

Thither they bent, and hauled their ships to land. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

Romp-loving miss Is hauled about in gallantry robust. --Thomson. [1913 Webster]

2. To transport by drawing, as with horses or oxen; as, to haul logs to a sawmill. [1913 Webster]

When I was seven or eight years of age, I began hauling all the wood used in the house and shops. --U. S. Grant. [1913 Webster]

{To haul over the coals}. See under {Coal}.

{To haul the wind} (Naut.), to turn the head of the ship nearer to the point from which the wind blows. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • hauled — hɔːl n. dragging, tugging, pulling; transporting; load which is transported; act of taking or acquiring; plunder, loot, objects which are taken or acquired v. drag, tug, pull; transport, carry; transport goods; arrive, reach a destination… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hauled — past of haul …   Useful english dictionary

  • hauled or used — A term employed in safety appliance acts in reference to railroad cars. Hauled in a train or otherwise used. United States v St. Louis S. W. R. Co. (CA5 Tex) 184 F 28 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • close-hauled — Closehauled Close hauled , close hauled close hauled, a. (Naut.) Under way and moving as nearly as possible toward the direction from which the wind blows; having the sails trimmed for sailing as close to the wind as possible; said of a sailing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • close-hauled — 1. adjective with the sails trimmed as close to the wind as possible with all sails full and not shivering 2. adverb (sailing) close hauled …   Wiktionary

  • close-hauled — adjective & adverb Sailing with the sails hauled aft to sail close to the wind …   English new terms dictionary

  • close-hauled — close′ hauled′ [[t]kloʊs[/t]] adj. adv. naut. navig. as close to the wind as a vessel will sail, with sails as flat as possible • Etymology: 1760–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • close-hauled — In admiralty law, this nautical term means the arrangement or trim of a vessel s sails when she endeavors to make progress in the nearest direction possible towards that point of the compass from which the wind blows. But a vessel may be… …   Black's law dictionary

  • close-hauled — In admiralty law, this nautical term means the arrangement or trim of a vessel s sails when she endeavors to make progress in the nearest direction possible towards that point of the compass from which the wind blows. But a vessel may be… …   Black's law dictionary

  • close-hauled — adjective Date: 1769 having the sails set for sailing as nearly against the wind as the vessel will go …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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