There was a pause, and in a minute or two came two jerks, the signal to haul up.
The other watch plunged down on the main deck to haul up the sail.
Toss out our provisions, Peterkin; and here, Ralph, lend a hand to haul up the boat.
We will haul up a bit, and see if we can discover what has happened.
That night it was decided at the first opportunity to haul up the boat and house it for the winter.
If the lines or the hose breaks, why, haul up on whichever's left.
Youve been drinking, and youre dirty and torn—no fit man, to-night, to haul up longside that craft!
haul up the foresail, down with the helm, let fly the jib sheet!
It was hard, dangerous work, and often we found it safest to land and haul up the boat along the side.
And that was true, for Tom felt some one above beginning to haul up the pot.
1580s, hall, variant spelling of Middle English halen (see hale (v.)), representing a change in pronunciation after c.1200. Spelling with -au- or -aw- is from early 17c. Related: Hauled; hauling. To haul off "pull back a little" before striking or otherwise acting is American English, 1802.
1660s, "act of hauling," from haul (v.). Meaning "something gained" is from 1776, perhaps on notion of "drawing" a profit, or of the catch from hauling fishing nets. Meaning "distance over which something must be hauled" (usually with long or short) is attested from 1873.