short haul


idiom

  1. a relatively small period of time: For the short haul, he'll be able to get by on what he earns.
  2. a relatively little distance: The axle wouldn't break for just a short haul.
  3. Nautical. the drawing up on shore of a vessel for a relatively short period, as for repairs or painting.

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Definition for short haul (2 of 2)

short-haul
[ shawrt-hawl ]
/ ˈʃɔrtˌhɔl /

adjective

of, relating to, or engaged in transportation over short distances: a short-haul trucking firm.

Origin of short-haul

First recorded in 1925–30
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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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