Lift bridge
Lift Lift, n. 1. Act of lifting; also, that which is lifted. [1913 Webster]

2. The space or distance through which anything is lifted; as, a long lift. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

3. Help; assistance, as by lifting. Hence: A ride in a vehicle, given by the vehicle's owner to another person as a favor -- usually in ``give a lift'' or ``got a lift''; as, to give one a lift in a wagon; Jack gave me a lift into town. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster +PJC]

The goat gives the fox a lift. --L'Estrange.

4. That by means of which a person or thing lifts or is lifted; as: (a) A hoisting machine; an elevator; a dumb waiter. [Chiefly Brit.] (b) An exercising machine. [1913 Webster]

5. A rise; a degree of elevation; as, the lift of a lock in canals. [1913 Webster]

6. A lift gate. See {Lift gate}, below. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

7. (Naut.) A rope leading from the masthead to the extremity of a yard below; -- used for raising or supporting the end of the yard. [1913 Webster]

8. (Mach.) One of the steps of a cone pulley. [1913 Webster]

9. (Shoemaking) A layer of leather in the heel. [1913 Webster]

10. (Horology) That portion of the vibration of a balance during which the impulse is given. --Saunier. [1913 Webster]

11. A brightening of the spirits; encouragement; as, the campaign workers got a lift from the President's endorsement. [PJC]

{Dead lift}. See under {Dead}. --Swift.

{Lift bridge}, a kind of drawbridge, the movable part of which is lifted, instead of being drawn aside.

{Lift gate}, a gate that is opened by lifting.

{Lift hammer}. See {Tilt hammer}.

{Lift lock}, a canal lock.

{Lift pump}, a lifting pump.

{Lift tenter} (Windmills), a governor for regulating the speed by adjusting the sails, or for adjusting the action of grinding machinery according to the speed.

{Lift wall} (Canal Lock), the cross wall at the head of the lock. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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