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hauler

[haw-ler]
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noun
  1. a person who hauls.
  2. a commercial trucking company.
  3. a vehicle used for hauling or trucking.
  4. Slang. a car capable of very high speeds.
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Origin of hauler

First recorded in 1665–75; haul + -er1
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Examples from the Web for hauler

Historical Examples

  • We had a great pulling and hauling team that year, and the greatest puller and hauler was Eddie Glass.

    Football Days

    William H. Edwards

  • I'm the hewer of wood and the hauler of water, or, to speak more correctly, I'm the hauler of both.

  • There was one teamster in the old days who had become notorious as a hauler of the dangerous explosive.

    Dynamite Stories

    Hudson Maxim

  • The horse is included in no grouping in Hong Kong, where coolie takes its place as bearer of burdens and hauler of vehicles.

    East of Suez

    Frederic Courtland Penfield


Word Origin and History for hauler

n.

1670s, from haul (v.) + -er (1).

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