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hoist

[hoist or, sometimes, hahyst]
verb (used with object)
1.
to raise or lift, especially by some mechanical appliance: to hoist a flag; to hoist the mainsail.
2.
to raise to one's lips and drink; drink (especially beer or whiskey) with gusto: Let's go hoist a few beers.
3.
Archaic. a simple past tense and past participle of hoise.
noun
4.
an apparatus for hoisting, as a block and tackle, a derrick, or a crane.
5.
act of hoisting; a lift: Give that sofa a hoist at your end.
6.
Nautical.
a.
the vertical dimension amidships of any square sail that is hoisted with a yard. Compare drop ( def 28 ).
b.
the distance between the hoisted and the lowered position of such a yard.
c.
the dimension of a fore-and-aft sail along the luff.
d.
a number of flags raised together as a signal.
7.
a.
the vertical dimension as flown from a vertical staff.
b.
the edge running next to the staff. Compare fly ( def 36b ).
Idioms
8.
hoist by/with one's own petard. petard ( def 4 ).

Origin:
1540–50; later variant of hoise, with -t as in against, etc.

hoister, noun
unhoisted, adjective


1. elevate. See raise.


1. lower.
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hoist (hɔɪst)
 
vb
1.  (tr) to raise or lift up, esp by mechanical means
2.  hoist with one's own petard See petard
 
n
3.  any apparatus or device for hoisting
4.  the act of hoisting
5.  See rotary clothesline
6.  nautical
 a.  Compare drop the amidships height of a sail bent to the yard with which it is hoisted
 b.  the difference between the set and lowered positions of this yard
7.  nautical the length of the luff of a fore-and-aft sail
8.  nautical a group of signal flags
9.  Compare fly the inner edge of a flag next to the staff
 
[C16: variant of hoise, probably from Low German; compare Dutch hijschen, German hissen]
 
'hoister
 
n

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hoist
1540s, probably originally past tense of M.E. hysse (late 15c.), which is probably from M.Du. hyssen "to hoist," related to Low Ger. hissen and O.N. hissa upp "raise." A nautical word found in most European languages, but it is uncertain which had it first. In phrase hoist with one's own petard (see
petard) it is originally the past participle.
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