Meaning of HAUL in English

HAUL

I. ˈhȯl verb

Etymology: Middle English halen to pull, from Anglo-French haler, of Germanic origin; akin to Middle Dutch halen to pull; akin to Old English ge holian to obtain

Date: 13th century

transitive verb

1.

a. : to exert traction on : draw

haul a wagon

b. : to obtain or move by or as if by hauling

was haul ed to parties night after night by his wife

c. : to transport in a vehicle : cart

2. : to change the course of (a ship) especially so as to sail closer to the wind

3. : to bring before an authority for interrogation or judgment : hale

haul traffic violators into court

intransitive verb

1. : to exert traction : pull

2. : to move along : proceed

3. : to furnish transportation

4. of the wind : shift

- haul ass

II. noun

Date: 1670

1.

a. : the act or process of hauling : pull

b. : a device for hauling

2.

a. : the result of an effort to obtain, collect, or win

the burglar's haul

b. : the quantity of fish taken in a single draft of a net

3.

a. : transportation by hauling

b. : the length or course of a transportation route

a long haul

c. : a quantity transported : load

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.