haul (v.)

"pull or draw forcibly," 1580s, hall, variant of Middle English halen "to drag, pull" (see hale (v.)). Spelling with -au- or -aw- is from early 17c. Related: Hauled; hauling. To haul off "pull back a little" before striking or otherwise acting is American English, 1802.

haul (n.)

1660s, "act of pulling," from haul (v.). Meaning "something gained" is from 1776, a figurative use from the meaning "the quantity of fish taken in one haul of a net," or perhaps on the notion of "drawing" a profit. Meaning "distance over which something must be hauled" (usually with long or short) is attested from 1873 in railroad use, in reference to the relative length of transportation, which determined the rate paid for it (long hauls = lower rate per mile).

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Definitions of haul from WordNet
haul (v.)
draw slowly or heavily;
haul stones
haul nets
Synonyms: hale / cart / drag
haul (v.)
transport in a vehicle;
haul stones from the quarry in a truck
haul vegetables to the market
haul (n.)
the act of drawing or hauling something;
the haul up the hill went very slowly
Synonyms: draw / haulage
haul (n.)
the quantity that was caught;
Synonyms: catch