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Definition of haul noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a large amount of something that has been stolen or that is illegal a haul of weapons a drug haul
  2. 2(especially in sports) a large number of points, goals, etc. His haul of 40 goals in a season is a record.
  3. 3[usually singular] the distance covered in a particular journey They began the long slow haul to the summit. Our camp is only a short haul from here. Take the highway—it'll be less of a haul (= an easier trip). see also long haul, short-haul
  4. 4a quantity of fish caught at one time The fishermen had a good haul.
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