[ hawl-bak ]
/ ˈhɔlˌbæk /


(in lumbering) a small line for pulling a cable back to its original position after it has been used to haul a log away.

Nearby words

  1. haul off,
  2. haul over the coals,
  3. haul up,
  4. haulage,
  5. haulageway,
  6. hauler,
  7. haulier,
  8. haulm,
  9. haunch,
  10. haunch bone

Origin of haulback

1900–05, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase haul back

Also called trip line.

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