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]

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