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See also: long-hauling


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long haul +‎ -ing.



longhauling (uncountable)

  1. The act of travelling long distances.
    • 1989 July, “Public Hearing Transcript of February 2, 1989”, in Final Environmental Impact Statement: Mid Atlantic Electronic Warfare Range (MAEWR) within Restricted Airspace R-5306A: Environmental Impact Statement, volume III (Public Comments and Responses), Norfolk, Va.: Atlantic Division, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, OCLC 22265040, page 334:
      Please address the effects of the military proposals on the fishing industry; consider commercial fishing, longhauling, pound dashing, trawling, seigning for shrimp, crab, shellfish, and pinfish. What are the impacts due to noise, radiation, and the restricted fishing areas?
    • 2010, Alan Butt, River Hobbler's Apprentice: Memories of Working the Severn & Wye, Stroud, Gloucestershire: The History Press, →ISBN:
      Joshua Hancock was the owner of a small fleet of narrow boats working mostly in the Midland canals area. The fleet consisted of six horse-drawn narrow boats used mostly in the Birmingham area, and one over-powered steam boat with the ability to be accompanied by two dumb barges which he used for long-hauling and river work.
    • 2013, Lawrence S. Earley, The Workboats of Core Sound: Stories and Photographs of a Changing World, Chapel Hill, N.C.: University of North Carolina Press, →ISBN, pages 56–57:
      [page 56] In the far eastern precincts of the sound, for example, Atlantic fishermen tended to do a lot of long-hauling. Given their boats' limited engine power and the long distances the fishermen often traveled, spending a week on the water made economic as well as practical sense. [] [page 57] Yet, Harkers Island boats were also used in long-hauling operations up around Ocracoke, which meant that their fishermen spent at least several nights away from home in their cramped quarters.
  2. The act of a taxicab driver taking a passenger on a long detour to the destination without consent in order to drive up the fare.
    • 2012, Amy C. Balfour [et al.], Lonely Planet Southwest USA, Footscray, Vic.: Lonely Planet Publications, →ISBN:
      Taxi fares to Strip hotels [in Las Vegas, Nevada] – 30 minutes in heavy traffic – run $10 to $15 (to downtown, average $20), cash only. Fare gouging (‘long-hauling’) through the airport connector tunnel is common; ask your driver to use surface streets instead.
  3. The act of transporting goods over long distances.
    • 2006, Brandon Massey, Vicious, Atlanta, Ga.: Dark Corner Press, →ISBN, page 115:
      Everyone thought he was crazy these days, and he was willing to admit that he was more than a little responsible for that. Quitting his longhauling job, living out of his truck, and subsisting on his savings while he pursued a man that no one believed existed ... it did sound kinda crazy to an outsider in these matters.



  1. present participle of longhaul.

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