1) To draw up a mine-shaft, using a windlass or gin.
1690 halfe a day to pull watter, Farnley
1729-30 a Horse and Lad pulling of Coals, Swillington
1762 Thomas Sugden 2 days helping to pull rubbish out of the pitts, Tong. Note the occupational term ‘puller’: 1715 poolers Kilping and Child at 3˝d per score 3s 11d, Farnley and the noun, used as a measure: 1752 39 pooles is a pitt load, Elsecar.