hoise

[ hoiz ]
/ hɔɪz /
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verb (used with object), hoised or hoist, hois·ing.Archaic.

to hoist.

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Origin of hoise

1500–10; compare earlier hissa a cry used in hauling, and huzzah
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Example sentences from the Web for hoise

  • Hoist may be the participle either of the verb 'hoise' or 'hoist.'

    Ephemera Critica|John Churton Collins