[ hawl-bak ]
/ ˈhɔlˌbæk /
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(in lumbering) a small line for pulling a cable back to its original position after it has been used to haul a log away.
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Also called trip line.
Origin of haulback
1900–05, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase haul back
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How to use haulback in a sentence
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.