- the vertical dimension amidships of any square sail that is hoisted with a yard.Compare drop (def. 30).
- the distance between the hoisted and the lowered position of such a yard.
- the dimension of a fore-and-aft sail along the luff.
- a number of flags raised together as a signal.
- the vertical dimension as flown from a vertical staff.
- the edge running next to the staff.Compare fly2 (def. 30b).
Idioms about hoist
synonym study for hoist
OTHER WORDS FROM hoisthoister, nounun·hoist·ed, adjective
How to use hoist in a sentence
Regardless, there could be a sidewalk full of sign-hoisting demonstrators outside the CDC if the recommendations are confirmed.Anti-Cutters Slam New CDC Recommendations on Circumcision|Nina Strochlic|December 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They filed past hoisting homemade flags, university flags, Mexican flags, flags that said “Ayotzi Vive.”
History has no shortage of rogue explorers seizing land, hoisting their flags, and building new societies.So You Want to Rule a Kingdom? A Wacky History of One-Man Nations|Nina Strochlic|July 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Meanwhile on the streets, dissatisfied Nigerians are hoisting signs reading, “Please Find Our Daughters” and “Can Anyone Hear Me?”A Hashtag May Help Rescue Jihadi-Enslaved Nigerian Schoolgirls|Nina Strochlic|May 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Waiters hoisting massive, gooey hazelnut dacquoise cakes spoon-feed the dancing guests encircling the stage.
The boats are housed on this deck, and there is steam hoisting gear for steam launch and larger boats.Yachting Vol. 2|Various.
Our vessels paid him the more modest compliment of one royal salute, and hoisting the French imperial ensign.The British Expedition to the Crimea|William Howard Russell
Any one who intends to construct hoisting tackle ought to provide himself with beams and small cables.Toilers of the Sea|Victor Hugo
The (p. 251) crew were hard at work hoisting shot and shells from the hold to the deck.The Boys of '61|Charles Carleton Coffin.
The smaller boats were at once lowered, while the carpenter and boatswain set to work to erect shears for hoisting out the launch.The Missing Ship|W. H. G. Kingston
British Dictionary definitions for hoist
- the amidships height of a sail bent to the yard with which it is hoistedCompare drop (def. 15)
- the difference between the set and lowered positions of this yard