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short haul

haul (def 22).


[shawrt-hawl] /ˈʃɔrtˌhɔl/
of, relating to, or engaged in transportation over short distances:
a short-haul trucking firm.
Origin of short-haul
1925-30 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for short haul
  • Energy density problems are not as critical with urban, short haul, vehicles where particulate exhaust is particularly damaging.
  • To avoid the expense of drying the brewer's grains, they need to be fed wet, which means short haul trucking.
  • The distinction that matters is long haul vs short haul.
  • In many of the cities for the short haul people actually enjoy going around on bicycles.
  • short haul diversion is estimated separately for heavy single unit and combination trucks.
British Dictionary definitions for short haul

short haul

a journey over a short distance, esp by air
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Idioms and Phrases with short haul

short haul

see under long haul
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