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hoist


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hoist  \Hoist\,  p.  p. 
  Hoisted.  [Obs.] 
 
  'T  is  the  sport  to  have  the  enginer  Hoist  with  his  own 
  petar.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hoist  \Hoist\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Hoisted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Hoisting}.]  [OE.  hoise,  hyse,  OD  hyssen  D.  hijshen  akin 
  to  LG  hissen,  Dan.  hisse,  Sw  hissa.] 
  To  raise;  to  lift;  to  elevate;  esp.,  to  raise  or  lift  to  a 
  desired  elevation,  by  means  of  tackle,  as  a  sail,  a  flag,  a 
  heavy  package  or  weight. 
 
  They  land  my  goods,  and  hoist  my  flying  sails.  --Pope. 
 
  Hoisting  him  into  his  father's  throne.  --South. 
 
  {Hoisting  engine},  a  steam  engine  for  operating  a  hoist. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hoist  \Hoist\,  n. 
  1.  That  by  which  anything  is  hoisted;  the  apparatus  for 
  lifting  goods. 
 
  2.  The  act  of  hoisting;  a  lift.  [Collog.] 
 
  3.  (Naut.) 
  a  The  perpendicular  height  of  a  flag,  as  opposed  to  the 
  fly,  or  horizontal  length  when  flying  from  a  staff. 
  b  The  height  of  a  fore-and-aft  sail  next  the  mast  or 
  stay.  --Totten. 
 
  {Hoist  bridge},  a  drawbridge  that  is  lifted  instead  of  being 
  swung  or  drawn  aside. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hoist 
  n  :  apparatus  for  lifting  heavy  or  cumbersome  objects 
  v  1:  raise  or  haul  up  with  or  as  if  with  mechanical  help;  "hoist 
  the  bicycle  onto  the  roof  of  the  car"  [syn:  {lift},  {wind}] 
  2:  move  from  one  place  to  another  by  lifting;  "They  hoisted  the 
  patient  onto  the  operating  table" 
  3:  raise,  as  of  flags  or  sails  [syn:  {run  up}] 




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