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haulback

[hawl-bak]
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noun
  1. (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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Origin of haulback

1900–05, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase haul back
Also called trip line.
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Historical Examples

  • This secures the needed pulling power from the haulback drum.

    Motor Truck Logging Methods

    Frederick Malcolm Knapp

  • After the log is placed, the boom is pulled back to the landing by the haulback line.

    Motor Truck Logging Methods

    Frederick Malcolm Knapp