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hauler

[haw-ler] /ˈhɔ lər/
noun
1.
a person who hauls.
2.
a commercial trucking company.
3.
a vehicle used for hauling or trucking.
4.
Slang. a car capable of very high speeds.
Origin of hauler
1665-1675
1665-75; haul + -er1
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  • I'm the hewer of wood and the hauler of water, or, to speak more correctly, I'm the hauler of both.

  • We had a great pulling and hauling team that year, and the greatest puller and hauler was Eddie Glass.

    Football Days William H. Edwards
  • There was one teamster in the old days who had become notorious as a hauler of the dangerous explosive.

    Dynamite Stories Hudson Maxim
  • The horse is included in no grouping in Hong Kong, where coolie takes its place as bearer of burdens and hauler of vehicles.

    East of Suez Frederic Courtland Penfield
Word Origin and History for hauler
n.

1670s, from haul (v.) + -er (1).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for hauler

hauler

noun

A very fast car; hot rod (1950s+ Hot rodders)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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