(obsolete) To haul; to hoist.
Origin of halse
From Middle English halsen, halsien (“to beseech, adjure”), from Old English healsian, hālsian (“to entreat earnestly, beseech, implore”), from Proto-Germanic *hailasōną (“to greet”), from Proto-Indo-European *kailo-, *kailu- (“whole, safe”). Cognate with Middle High German heilsen (“to predict”), Swedish helsa (“to greet”), Icelandic heilsa (“to salute”). More at whole, hailse.