The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Lifting \Lift"ing\, a.
Used in, or for, or by, lifting.
Lifting bridge, a lift bridge.
Lifting jack. See 2d Jack, 5.
Lifting machine. See Health lift, under Health.
Lifting pump. (Mach.)
(a) A kind of pump having a bucket, or valved piston, instead
of a solid piston, for drawing water and lifting it to a
(b) A pump which lifts the water only to the top of the pump,
or delivers it through a spout; a lift pump.
Lifting rod, a vertical rod lifted by a rock shaft, and
imparting motion to a puppet valve; -- used in the engines
of river steamboats.
Lifting sail (Naut.), one which tends to lift a vessel's
bow out of water, as jibs and square foresails.