Hoisted
Hoist Hoist, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hoisted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hoisting}.] [OE. hoise, hyse, OD. hyssen, D. hijshen; akin to LG. hissen, Dan. hisse, Sw. hissa.] To raise; to lift; to elevate; esp., to raise or lift to a desired elevation, by means of tackle, as a sail, a flag, a heavy package or weight. [1913 Webster]

They land my goods, and hoist my flying sails. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

Hoisting him into his father's throne. --South. [1913 Webster]

{Hoisting engine}, a steam engine for operating a hoist. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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