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[hawl-bak] /ˈhɔlˌbæk/
(in lumbering) a small line for pulling a cable back to its original position after it has been used to haul a log away.
Also called trip line.
Origin of haulback
1900-05, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase haul back Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • There is no railroad to build, no car to haul back, only to stand still and see gravitation do the work.

    Among the Forces Henry White Warren
  • Skipper's got him—no—aha, captain, you haul back too savagely!'

  • The instinct to haul back on the reins, to go full astern on the engines, is maddening.

    Merchantmen-at-Arms David W. Bone
  • To have taken his haul back to the camp, as things stood, would have been the height of folly.

    Long Live the King Guy Boothby
  • These were sent to the Missouri river, fourteen hundred miles, to haul back the luggage of the immigrants.

  • Unconsciously Dave nodded his head, and reached out his hand to haul back the throttle.

    Dave Dawson at Dunkirk Robert Sydney Bowen
  • Then Betty'd fly out too, and as quietly as possible catch and haul back the runaway.

    We Ten Lyda Farrington Kraus
  • Don watched the Gizl make a mid-air grab and haul back a man who had looked as if he might otherwise have gone over the edge.

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