1. [syn: hauling, trucking, truckage]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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.
Some dance, some haul the rope. --Denham.
Thither they bent, and hauled their ships to land.
Is hauled about in gallantry robust. --Thomson.
2. To transport by drawing, as with horses or oxen; as, to
haul logs to a sawmill.
When I was seven or eight years of age, I began
hauling all the wood used in the house and shops.
--U. S. Grant.
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the activity of transporting goods by truck [syn:
hauling, trucking, truckage]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
48 Moby Thesaurus words for "hauling":
air express, airfreight, airlift, asportation, attraction, bearing,
carriage, carry, carrying, cartage, conveyance, draft, drawing,
drayage, expressage, extraction, ferriage, freight, freightage,
haulage, heaving, lighterage, lugging, packing, portage, porterage,
pull, pulling, pulling power, railway express, shipment, shipping,
telpherage, toting, towage, towing, traction, tractive,
tractive power, transport, transportation, transshipment, truckage,
tug-of-war, tugging, waft, waftage, wagonage