Chiefly North American.
1. transitive. To transport (goods) for a second or further time.
2. transitive. = overhaul v. 3.
1896 Chicago Tribune 28 Mar. 7/5 (headline) Crusader [sc. a yacht] to be rehauled.
1920 War Expenditures: Hearings before Subcomm. No. 3 of Comm. on Expend. War Dept. (U.S. House of Representatives, 66th Congr. 1st & 2nd Sess. Serial 4) I. 289 This place..was a supply depot or a place where parts were kept and planes rehauled.
1927 Jrnl. Philos. 24 691 It would have been imperative for the author to rehaul and perhaps abandon the use of time as a fourth dimension.
1976 S. H. Beh in B. Nichols Movies & Methods I. 181 To stamp out prostitution calls for rehauling the entire system and giving women the political and economical power for self-determination.
2007 J. B. Stanley Fit to Die 78 Your mama was all set to rehaul the whole room, but I kept frettin' about the cost.
This word belongs to frequency band 2.
Band 2 contains words which occur fewer than 0.01 times per million words in typical modern English usage. These are almost exclusively terms which are not part of normal discourse and would be unknown to most people. Many are technical terms from specialized discourses. Examples taken from the most frequently attested part of the band include decanate, ennead, and scintillometer (nouns), geogenic, abactinal (adjectives), absterge and satinize (verbs). In the lower frequencies of the band, words are uniformly strange or exotic, e.g. smother-kiln, haver-cake, and sprunt (nouns), hidlings, unwhigged, supersubtilized, and gummose (adjectives), pantle, cloit, and stoothe (verbs), lawnly, acoast, and acicularly (adverbs), whethersoever (conjunction).
About 45% of all non-obsolete OED entries are in Band 2.