Definitions for hoist

Definitions for (noun) hoist

Main entry: hoist

Definition: lifting device for raising heavy or cumbersome objects

Definitions for (verb) hoist

Main entry: hoist, wind, lift

Definition: raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help

Usage: hoist the bicycle onto the roof of the car

Main entry: hoist, run up

Definition: raise

Usage: hoist the flags; hoist a sail

Main entry: hoist

Definition: move from one place to another by lifting

Usage: They hoisted the patient onto the operating table

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