Definition of pully-hauly in English:

pully-hauly

(also pulley-hauley)

noun

informal
  • Chiefly Nautical. The action or work of pulling and hauling; use of all one's strength; an instance of this.

Origin

Late 18th century (in an earlier sense). From pull + -y + haul + -y.

Pronunciation

pully-hauly

/ˌpʊlɪˈhɔːli/