- (in lumbering) a small line for pulling a cable back to its original position after it has been used to haul a log away.
Origin of haulback
1900–05, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase haul back
Also called trip line.
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Examples from the Web for haulback
This secures the needed pulling power from the haulback drum.
After the log is placed, the boom is pulled back to the landing by the haulback line.