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short haul

[ shawrt-hawl ]
/ ˈʃɔrt ˈhɔl /
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noun

a relatively short period of time: For the short haul, he'll be able to get by on what he earns.
a relatively short distance or journey: The truck should be fine for such a short haul.
Nautical. the drawing up on shore of a vessel for a relatively short period, as for repairs or painting.

adjective

Usually short-haul . noting or relating to travel or transport of freight or passengers over short distances, especially by truck or airplane: a short-haul trucking company;short-haul airlines.

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Origin of short haul

First recorded in 1830–35
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British Dictionary definitions for short haul

short haul

noun

a journey over a short distance, esp by air
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Idioms and Phrases with short haul

short haul

see under long haul.

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