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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Haul \Haul\, v. i. 1. (Naut.) To change the direction of a ship by hauling the wind. See under Haul, v. t. [1913 Webster] I . . . hauled up for it, and found it to be an island. --Cook. [1913 Webster] 2. To pull apart, as oxen sometimes do when yoked. [1913 Webster] To haul around (Naut.), to shift to any point of the compass; -- said of the wind. To haul off (Naut.), to sail closer to the wind, in order to get farther away from anything; hence, to withdraw; to draw back. [1913 Webster]