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long hauler

or long-haul·er

[ lawng-hawl-er, long ]
/ ˈlɔŋ ˈhɔl ər, ˈlɒŋ /
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noun
a person, especially a truck driver, who travels over great distances.
a vehicle for the transport of freight or passengers over great distances, especially a truck or airplane.
a company involved in the transport of freight or passengers over great distances, especially a trucking company.
a person who goes through a long period of considerable effort or difficulty, especially when committed to undertaking a job or task: Without struggle there is no progress—we’re long haulers, not summer soldiers.
Pathology. a person who experiences symptoms or health problems that linger or first appear after supposed recovery from an associated acute illness or active infection:Long-haulers have reported chronic fatigue, muscle aches, difficulty concentrating, and other debilitating aftereffects of COVID-19, often lasting for several months.
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Origin of long hauler

First recorded in 1900–05; def. 5 was coined by American preschool teacher Amy Watson in 2020
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