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Definitions of hoist:
  • noun:   lifting device for raising heavy or cumbersome objects
  • verb:   raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help
    Example: "Hoist the bicycle onto the roof of the car"
  • verb:   raise
    Example: "Hoist the flags"
  • verb:   move from one place to another by lifting
    Example: "They hoisted the patient onto the operating table"
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #56670)

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