Definition of hoist:
- That by which anything is hoisted; the apparatus for lifting goods.
- The act of hoisting; a lift.
- The height of a fore- and- aft sail next the mast or stay.
- The perpendicular height of a flag, as opposed to the fly, or horizontal length when flying from a staff.
- 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.
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- "The Makers of Canada: Champlain", N. E. Dionne.
- "Southern Arabia", Theodore Bent Mabel Bent.
Ten or fifteen minutes only had elapsed after the first alarm had been given, before the flames raged with such fury, that it was impossible to hoist out the boats; the jolly- boat had fortunately been lowered in obedience to the captain's orders when he first went upon deck.- "Narratives of Shipwrecks of the Royal Navy; between 1793 and 1849", William O. S. Gilly.