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haul

[hȯl]
(engineering)
A single tow of a net or dredge.
(navigation)
To change the course of a vessel so as to bring the wind farther forward.

haul, haul distance

1. The distance that an excavated material is moved from the cut to the fill.
2. The distance along the most practical route for trucks to carry excavated material from its center of mass to the center of mass of the fill.
References in classic literature ?
Some half-dozen other particular friends promptly hauled him out, and presented him breathless to Monsieur the Marquis.
So, he got into his place, still making complaints, and the keeper got into the place next him, and the convicts hauled themselves up as well as they could, and the convict I had recognized sat behind me with his breath on the hair of my head.
But the snow came earlier than usual that year; and although the old lame horse hauled in plenty of wood from the forest outside the town, so they could have a big fire in the kitchen, most of the vegetables in the garden were gone, and the rest were covered with snow; and many of the animals were really hungry.
We reefed the fore-sail and set him, and hauled aft the fore-sheet; the helm was hard a-weather.
When the potter's donkey slipped in the clay pit, Mowgli hauled it out by the tail, and helped to stack the pots for their journey to the market at Khanhiwara.
They went into the barn, arid hauled their parcels with a bit of string to the top of the haymow.