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Hauled vs Towed - What's the difference?

hauled | towed |

As verbs the difference between hauled and towed

is that hauled is (haul) while towed is (tow).




  • (haul)

  • haul



    (en verb)
  • 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.
  • * Denham
  • Some dance, some haul the rope.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • Thither they bent, and hauled their ships to land.
  • To transport by drawing, as with horses or oxen.
  • to haul logs to a sawmill
  • * Ulysses S. Grant
  • When I was seven or eight years of age, I began hauling all the wood used in the house and shops.
  • (nautical) To steer a vessel closer to the wind.
  • * Cook
  • I hauled up for it, and found it to be an island.
  • (nautical, of the wind) To shift fore (more towards the bow).
  • (figuratively) To pull.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=April 21 , author=Jonathan Jurejko , title=Newcastle 3-0 Stoke , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=The 26-year-old has proved a revelation since his £10m move from Freiburg, with his 11 goals in 10 matches hauling Newcastle above Spurs, who went down to Adel Taarabt's goal in Saturday's late kick-off at Loftus Road.}}
  • To pull apart, as oxen sometimes do when yoked.
  • Derived terms

    * haulable * haul down


    * (to steer closer to the wind) veer * (to shift aft) veer

    Derived terms

    * haulage * hauler * haulier * long-haul * longhauling


    (en noun)
  • 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.
    The trawler landed a ten-ton haul .
  • 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
  • Anagrams

    * ----




  • (tow)

  • tow


    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) .


    (en verb)
  • To pull something behind one using a line or chain; to haul.
  • Noun

    (wikipedia tow) (en noun)
  • The act of towing and the condition of being towed.
  • It isn't the car's battery, I think I need a tow .
  • Something, such as a tugboat, that tows.
  • Something, such as a barge, that is towed.
  • A rope or cable used in towing.
  • Derived terms
    * in tow / on tow * tow rope * tow truck * towy * under tow * undertow

    Etymology 2

    Origin uncertain; compare (etyl) .


    (en noun)
  • An untwisted bundle of fibers such as , flax, hemp or jute.
  • Derived terms
    * tow haired * towhead