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

 吊貨; 吊裝; 提昇; 升起

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.