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short haul

noun
1.
haul (def 22).

short-haul

[shawrt-hawl] /ˈʃɔrtˌhɔl/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or engaged in transportation over short distances:
a short-haul trucking firm.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30
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  • The demand for short-haul trucking continues to rise with the growing trend of cargo freight.
  • If the weather continued to deteriorate, the short-haul option would have to be abandoned.
  • It wants to reduce short-haul flights by building more high-speed railways.
  • In-flight calling may in fact prove best suited to short-haul, low-cost flights.
  • They were allowed to sell lossmaking lines to new short-haul railroads.
  • short-haul flights can be replaced by rail, but long-haul flights cannot.
  • One-way tickets and flying without checking luggage are common enough on short-haul.
  • Railroads prospered from the short-haul traffic for a burgeoning population they helped to create.
  • Cheap short-haul flights enable travelers to enjoy more leisure trips.
  • Any road-oriented place set up for automobiles, motorcycles, and short-haul trucks can call itself a drive-in.
British Dictionary definitions for short-haul

short haul

noun
1.
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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