Hoist meaning

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Hoist is defined as to raise or lift using a rope or a pulley.

An example of hoist is to pull up a sail on a sailboat.

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The definition of a hoist is something used for lifting heavy things.

An example of hoist is a device used to help movers lift pianos.

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To raise or haul up, often with the help of a mechanical apparatus.
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To become raised or lifted.
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The act of hoisting; a lift.
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The height or vertical dimension of a flag or of any square sail other than a course.
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A group of flags raised together as a signal.
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To raise aloft; lift or pull up, esp. by means of a cable, pulley, crane, etc.
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An act of hoisting.
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An apparatus for raising heavy things; elevator; tackle.
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The perpendicular height of a sail or flag.
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A group of signal flags displayed together on one line.
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To raise; to lift; to elevate; especially, to raise or lift to a desired elevation, by means of tackle or pulley, as a sail, a flag, a heavy package or weight.
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(historical) To lift someone up to be flogged.
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(intransitive) To be lifted up.
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(computing theory) To extract (code) from a loop construct as part of optimization.
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A hoisting device, such as pulley or crane.
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The act of hoisting; a lift.

Give me a hoist over that wall.

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The perpendicular height of a flag, as opposed to the fly, or horizontal length, when flying from a staff.
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The vertical edge of a flag which is next to the staff.
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The height of a fore-and-aft sail, next the mast or stay.
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An apparatus for lifting heavy or cumbersome objects.
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To raise to one's mouth in order to drink.

Hoist a few beers.

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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).