Lifting sail
Lifting Lift"ing, a. Used in, or for, or by, lifting. [1913 Webster]

{Lifting bridge}, a lift bridge.

{Lifting jack}. See 2d {Jack}, 5.

{Lifting machine}. See {Health lift}, under {Health}.

{Lifting pump}. (Mach.) (a) A kind of pump having a bucket, or valved piston, instead of a solid piston, for drawing water and lifting it to a high level. (b) A pump which lifts the water only to the top of the pump, or delivers it through a spout; a lift pump.

{Lifting rod}, a vertical rod lifted by a rock shaft, and imparting motion to a puppet valve; -- used in the engines of river steamboats.

{Lifting sail} (Naut.), one which tends to lift a vessel's bow out of water, as jibs and square foresails. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • lifting sail — Naut. a sail that when filled tends to raise the hull of a ship or boat (opposed to driving sail). [1880 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • lifting sail — Naut. a sail that when filled tends to raise the hull of a ship or boat (opposed to driving sail). [1880 85] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lifting — Lift ing, a. Used in, or for, or by, lifting. [1913 Webster] {Lifting bridge}, a lift bridge. {Lifting jack}. See 2d {Jack}, 5. {Lifting machine}. See {Health lift}, under {Health}. {Lifting pump}. (Mach.) (a) A kind of pump having a bucket, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lifting bridge — Lifting Lift ing, a. Used in, or for, or by, lifting. [1913 Webster] {Lifting bridge}, a lift bridge. {Lifting jack}. See 2d {Jack}, 5. {Lifting machine}. See {Health lift}, under {Health}. {Lifting pump}. (Mach.) (a) A kind of pump having a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lifting jack — Lifting Lift ing, a. Used in, or for, or by, lifting. [1913 Webster] {Lifting bridge}, a lift bridge. {Lifting jack}. See 2d {Jack}, 5. {Lifting machine}. See {Health lift}, under {Health}. {Lifting pump}. (Mach.) (a) A kind of pump having a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lifting machine — Lifting Lift ing, a. Used in, or for, or by, lifting. [1913 Webster] {Lifting bridge}, a lift bridge. {Lifting jack}. See 2d {Jack}, 5. {Lifting machine}. See {Health lift}, under {Health}. {Lifting pump}. (Mach.) (a) A kind of pump having a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lifting pump — Lifting Lift ing, a. Used in, or for, or by, lifting. [1913 Webster] {Lifting bridge}, a lift bridge. {Lifting jack}. See 2d {Jack}, 5. {Lifting machine}. See {Health lift}, under {Health}. {Lifting pump}. (Mach.) (a) A kind of pump having a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lifting rod — Lifting Lift ing, a. Used in, or for, or by, lifting. [1913 Webster] {Lifting bridge}, a lift bridge. {Lifting jack}. See 2d {Jack}, 5. {Lifting machine}. See {Health lift}, under {Health}. {Lifting pump}. (Mach.) (a) A kind of pump having a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • driving sail — Naut. a sail that, when filled, tends to force the hull of a vessel downward (opposed to lifting sail). * * * …   Universalium

  • driving sail — Naut. a sail that, when filled, tends to force the hull of a vessel downward (opposed to lifting sail) …   Useful english dictionary

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