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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 hoist /ˈhɔɪst, ||ˈhaɪst/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hoist, n.
 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hoist, p. p. Hoisted. [Obs.]
 'T is the sport to have the enginer
 Hoist with his own petar.   --Shak.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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]