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Definition: To haul off
, v. i.
1. (Naut.) To change the direction of a ship by hauling the
wind. See under Haul
, v. t.
I . . . hauled up for it, and found it to be an
2. To pull apart, as oxen sometimes do when yoked.
To haul around
(Naut.), to shift to any point of the
compass; -- said of the wind.
To haul off
(Naut.), to sail closer to the wind, in order
to get farther away from anything; hence, to withdraw; to