(historical) To lift someone up to be flogged.
Other Word Forms of Hoist
Origin of Hoist
Alteration of hoise, apparently based on the past tense and participle. Compare Danish hisse, German hissen, Italian issare (loaned from a Germanic source).
Alteration of dialectal hoise perhaps variant of Middle English hisse heave! possibly from Middle Dutch hissen to haul
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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