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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈlɒŋhɔːlɪŋ/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈlɔŋhɔlɪŋ/, /ˈlɑŋ-/
- Hyphenation: long‧haul‧ing
- 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 978-0-7524-5138-1:
- 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 978-1-4696-1064-1, 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.
- 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 978-1-74179-466-3:
- 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.
- The act of transporting goods over long distances.
2006, Brandon Massey, Vicious, Atlanta, Ga.: Dark Corner Press, ISBN 978-0-9708075-3-3, 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.