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.