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Etymology

Alteration of hoise, apparently based on the past tense and participle.

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to hoist

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to hoist (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To raise; to lift; to elevate; especially, to raise or lift to a desired elevation, by means of tackle or pulley, as a sail, a flag, a heavy package or weight.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To lift someone up to be flogged.
  3. (intransitive) To be lifted up.

Quotations

  • They land my goods, and hoist my flying sails. — Pope
  • Hoisting him into his father’s throne. — South

Translations

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Noun

Singular
hoist

Plural
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  1. A hoisting device, such as pulley or crane.
  2. The perpendicular height of a flag, as opposed to the fly, or horizontal length, when flying from a staff.
  3. The vertical edge of a flag which is next to the staff.
  4. The height of a fore-and-aft sail, next the mast or stay.

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