haulback

[ hawl-bak ]
/ ˈhɔlˌbæk /

noun

(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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