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Noun: hoist  hoyst
  1. Lifting device for raising heavy or cumbersome objects
Verb: hoist  hoyst
  1. Raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help
    "hoist the bicycle onto the roof of the car";
    - lift, wind[2]
  2. Move from one place to another by lifting
    "They hoisted the patient onto the operating table"
  3. Raise by using ropes and pulleys
    "hoist a sail"; "hoist the flags";
    - run up

Derived forms: hoists, hoisting, hoisted

Type of: bring up, elevate, get up, lift, lifting device, raise

Encyclopedia: Hoist