[ haw-ler ]
/ ˈhɔ lər /


a person who hauls.
a commercial trucking company.
a vehicle used for hauling or trucking.
Slang. a car capable of very high speeds.

Origin of hauler

First recorded in 1665–75; haul + -er1
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Examples from the Web for hauler

  • There was one teamster in the old days who had become notorious as a hauler of the dangerous explosive.

    Dynamite Stories|Hudson Maxim
  • We had a great pulling and hauling team that year, and the greatest puller and hauler was Eddie Glass.

    Football Days|William H. Edwards
  • I'm the hewer of wood and the hauler of water, or, to speak more correctly, I'm the hauler of both.

Word Origin and History for hauler



1670s, from haul (v.) + -er (1).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper