Hale \Hale\ (h[=a]l or h[add]l; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Haled} (h[=a]ld or h[add]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Haling}.] [OE. halen, halien; cf. AS. holian, to acquire, get. See {Haul}.] To pull; to drag; to haul. See {Haul}. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Easier both to freight, and to hale ashore. --Milton. [1913 Webster] As some dark priest hales the reluctant victim. --Shelley. [1913 Webster]