hoist /ˈhɔɪst, ||ˈhaɪst/
Hoist v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hoisted; p. pr. & vb. n. Hoisting.] 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.
1. That by which anything is hoisted; the apparatus for lifting goods.
2. The act of hoisting; a lift. [Colloq.]
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.
Hoist bridge, a drawbridge that is lifted instead of being swung or drawn aside.
Hoist, p. p. Hoisted. [Obs.]
'T is the sport to have the enginer
Hoist with his own petar. --Shak.
n : lifting device for raising 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; "hoist the flags"; "hoist a sail" [syn: run up]