Hoist bridge
Hoist Hoist, n. 1. That by which anything is hoisted; the apparatus for lifting goods. [1913 Webster]

2. The act of hoisting; a lift. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

3. (Naut.) (a) The perpendicular height of a flag, as opposed to the fly, or horizontal length when flying from a staff. (b) The height of a fore-and-aft sail next the mast or stay. --Totten. [1913 Webster]

{Hoist bridge}, a drawbridge that is lifted instead of being swung or drawn aside. [1913 Webster]


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  • hoist bridge — n. drawbridge which is lifted instead of swinging it or drawning it aside …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Hoist — Hoist, n. 1. That by which anything is hoisted; the apparatus for lifting goods. [1913 Webster] 2. The act of hoisting; a lift. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] 3. (Naut.) (a) The perpendicular height of a flag, as opposed to the fly, or horizontal… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hoist — I UK [hɔɪst] / US verb [transitive] Word forms hoist : present tense I/you/we/they hoist he/she/it hoists present participle hoisting past tense hoisted past participle hoisted 1) a) to lift someone or something to a higher place Tim hoisted the… …   English dictionary

  • hoist — hoist1 [ hɔıst ] verb transitive 1. ) to lift someone or something to a higher place: Tim hoisted the boy onto his shoulders. a ) to lift something or someone using special equipment: The bridge was hoisted into place by a crane. 2. ) to increase …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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