(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.

1900–05, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase haul back

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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.
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