Nah he'd nivver tasted a hoister i' all his life, it wor summat new, soa he went up to th' chap an axt for one.
The order was given to the cook in an audible voice—Nice rumpsteak, hoister sauce, and tators, for one!
Tommy Finnegan was a little Irishman, with big staring eyes and a wild aspect, a "hoister" by trade, and badly cracked.
While McCloskey was still prophesying failure, he was giving the word to Darby, the hoister engineer.
Far away in Illinois, a near relative of the painter and hoister of the "bear flag" is a struggling lawyer.
1540s, "to raise," earlier hoise (c.1500), probably originally past tense of Middle English hysse (late 15c.), which is probably from Middle Dutch hyssen (Dutch hijsen) "to hoist," related to Low German hissen and Old Norse hissa upp "raise." A nautical word found in most European languages (e.g. French hisser, Italian issare, Spanish izar), but it is uncertain which had it first. Related: Hoisted; hoisting. In phrase hoist with one's own petard, it is the past participle.
For 'tis the sport, to have the engineerMeaning "to lift and remove" was prevalent c.1550-1750. As a noun, 1650s, from the verb.
Hoist with his own petar: and it shall go hard
But I will delve one yard below their mines,
And blow them at the moon: O 'tis most sweet,
When in one line two crafts directly meet.
["Hamlet," Act III, Scene iv]
A shoplifter (1847+)
: Crooks speak of a job of hold-up as a ''hoist''