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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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  • Sets were begun around sunset and the gear was allowed to soak until shortly before sunrise, when haulback began.
  • Fugitive dust from haul roads, overburden haulback and light and medium duty vehicle traffic was controlled by water spraying.
  • haulback may be slowed to allow for the recovery of the fish that would normally be discarded dead.
  • Once set, the gear is fished for three hours with approximately six hours from start of setting to completion of haulback.
  • Seventy percent of dusky sharks are dead at haulback.
  • When time permitted after the haulback was complete, observers randomly measured sharks when the vessel was returning to port.

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