- a relatively small period of time: For the short haul, he'll be able to get by on what he earns.
- a relatively little distance: The axle wouldn't break for just a short haul.
- Nautical. the drawing up on shore of a vessel for a relatively short period, as for repairs or painting.
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Example sentences from the Web for short haul
If you crave a short-haul flight that yields a long-haul destination, consider Istanbul.
These short-haul riders of other days came to a considerable total.Our Railroads To-Morrow|Edward Hungerford
Much of this short-haul freight can be carried on the highways by motor trucks.
Highway vehicles carry increasing traffic, preponderance of short-haul cargo and passengers.Area Handbook for Bulgaria|Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
Much of the short-haul freight is carried on the highways by motor trucks.
The motive power and cars thus freed from short-haul work can be employed in very important long-distance service.
British Dictionary definitions for short haul
Idioms and Phrases with short haul
see under long haul.