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hoist

noun (n)

  • lifting device for raising heavy or cumbersome objects (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • That by which anything is hoisted; the apparatus for lifting goods. (noun)
    source: webster1913

preposition (pre)

  • Hoisted. (preposition)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help (verb.contact)
    Synonym: lift, wind
    Example:
    Hoist the bicycle onto the roof of the car.
    source: wordnet30
  • move from one place to another by lifting (verb.contact)
    Example:
    They hoisted the patient onto the operating table.
    source: wordnet30
  • raise (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Hoist the flags.
    Hoist a sail.
    source: wordnet30
  • 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. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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