short haul

short haul
noun
1. : transportation of goods or passengers for a short distance
2. : a comparatively brief period of time — used with the

to achieve this, Americans must work for the long pull — not the short haul — Earl Bunting

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n. a relatively short distance in terms of travel or the transport of goods

it is only a short haul over the mountains to Los Angeles | [as adj.] short-haul routes


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • short-haul — ˈshort haul adjective [only before a noun] TRANSPORT TRAVEL short haul flights, transport etc travel over short distances: • short haul air services within Europe compare long haul * * * short haul UK US /ˈʃɔːthɔːl/ adjective [ …   Financial and business terms

  • short-haul — adj a short haul aircraft or flight travels a fairly short distance ≠ ↑long haul ▪ short haul routes within the UK …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • short-haul — short ,haul adjective traveling or carrying people or goods over a short distance, especially by air …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • short-haul — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective Etymology: short haul 1. : traveling or involving a short distance a short haul bus short haul flights 2. : of, relating to, or lasting for a short period short haul …   Useful english dictionary

  • short-haul — ADJ: ADJ n Short haul is used to describe things that involve transporting passengers or goods over short distances. Short haul flights operate from Heathrow and Gatwick. Ant: long haul …   English dictionary

  • short haul — {n.} A short distance; a short trip. * /The Scoutmaster said that it was just a short haul to the lake./ * /The man from the moving company said they did not make short hauls, so we hired a truck to move our furniture three blocks to our new… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • short haul — {n.} A short distance; a short trip. * /The Scoutmaster said that it was just a short haul to the lake./ * /The man from the moving company said they did not make short hauls, so we hired a truck to move our furniture three blocks to our new… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • short\ haul — noun A short distance; a short trip. The Scoutmaster said that it was just a short haul to the lake. The man from the moving company said they did not make short hauls, so we hired a truck to move our furniture three blocks to our new house.… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • short-haul — adjective Date: 1895 traveling or involving a short distance < short haul flights > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • short-haul — /shawrt hawl /, adj. of, pertaining to, or engaged in transportation over short distances: a short haul trucking firm. [1925 30] * * * …   Universalium

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