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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Hoist \Hoist\, n. 1. That by which anything is hoisted; the apparatus for lifting goods. [1913 Webster] 2. The act of hoisting; a lift. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] 3. (Naut.) (a) The perpendicular height of a flag, as opposed to the fly, or horizontal length when flying from a staff. (b) The height of a fore-and-aft sail next the mast or stay. --Totten. [1913 Webster] Hoist bridge, a drawbridge that is lifted instead of being swung or drawn aside. [1913 Webster]