transitive verbhoised or hoist, hois′ing
Origin of hoiseEarly Modern English phonetic spelling, spelled of earlier hyce from Dutch hijschen from or akin to Low German hissen: of naut. origin, originally
(third-person singular simple present hoises, present participle hoising, simple past and past participle hoised or hoist)
- (obsolete except in dialects or after Shakespeare) to hoist
- The scientist used the lever to hoise the cage.
- (intransitive, obsolete): to hoist, be raised
Probably from Middle Dutch hisen (modern hijsen) or Middle Low German hissen.