To carry something; to transport something, with a connotation that the item is heavy or otherwise difficult to move.
To pull or draw something heavy.
* Alexander Pope
- Some dance, some haul the rope.
To transport by drawing, as with horses or oxen.
- Thither they bent, and hauled their ships to land.
* Ulysses S. Grant
- to haul logs to a sawmill
(nautical) To steer a vessel closer to the wind.
- When I was seven or eight years of age, I began hauling all the wood used in the house and shops.
(nautical, of the wind) To shift fore (more towards the bow).
(figuratively) To pull.
- I hauled up for it, and found it to be an island.
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To pull apart, as oxen sometimes do when yoked.
* haul down
* (to steer closer to the wind) veer
* (to shift aft) veer
A long drive, especially transporting/hauling heavy cargo.
An amount of something that has been taken, especially of fish or illegal loot.
- The robber's haul was over thirty items.
A pulling with force; a violent pull.
(ropemaking) A bundle of many threads, to be tarred.
Collectively, all of the products bought on a shopping trip.
A haul video
- The trawler landed a ten-ton haul .
From (etyl) .
(archaic) Health, welfare.
- All heedless of his dearest hale .
Representing a Northern dialectal form of (etyl) .
Sound, entire, healthy; robust, not impaired.
* Jonathan Swift
* 1883 , (Howard Pyle), (The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood)
- Last year we thought him strong and hale .
- "Good morrow to thee, jolly fellow," quoth Robin, "thou seemest happy this merry morn."
- "Ay, that am I," quoth the jolly Butcher, "and why should I not be so? Am I not hale in wind and limb? Have I not the bonniest lass in all Nottinghamshire? And lastly, am I not to be married to her on Thursday next in sweet Locksley Town?"
* Now rather uncommon, except in the stock phrase "hale and hearty".
From (etyl) halen, from (etyl) haler, from (etyl) ‘upright beam on a loom’). Doublet of (l).
To drag, pull, especially forcibly.
* , II.6:
* 1820 , (Percy Bysshe Shelley), , :
- For I had beene vilely hurried and haled by those poore men, which had taken the paines to carry me upon their armes a long and wearysome way, and to say truth, they had all beene wearied twice or thrice over, and were faine to shift severall times.
- The wingless, crawling hours, one among whom / As some dark Priest hales the reluctant victim / Shall drag thee, cruel King, to kiss the blood.
* 1992 , (Hilary Mantel), (A Place of Greater Safety) , Harper Perennial, 2007, page 262:
- He tried to persuade Cicely to stay away from the ball-room for a fourth dance..
- They will hale the King to Paris, and have him under their eye.