Hoisting engine, a steam engine for operating a hoist.

(Hoist), n.

1. That by which anything is hoisted; the apparatus for lifting goods.

2. The act of hoisting; a lift. [Collog.]

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.

Hoist bridge, a drawbridge that is lifted instead of being swung or drawn aside.

(Hoist), p. p. Hoisted. [Obs.]

'T is the sport to have the enginer
Hoist with his own petar.

(Hoist"a*way`) n. A mechanical lift. See Elevator.

(Hoist"way`) n. An opening for the hoist, or elevator, in the floor of a wareroom.

(Hoit) v. i. [Gf. W. hoetian to dally, dandle.] To leap; to caper; to romp noisily. [Obs.] Beau. & Fl.

(Hoi"ty-toi`ty) a. [From Hoit.] Thoughtless; giddy; flighty; also, haughty; patronizing; as, to be in hoity-toity spirits, or to assume hoity-toity airs; used also as an exclamation, denoting surprise or disapprobation, with some degree of contempt.

Hoity-toity! What have I to do with dreams?

(Hoke"day`) n. Same as Hockday.

(Ho"ker) n. [AS. hocor.] Scorn; derision; abusive talk. [Obs.] — Ho"ker*ly, adv. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Hol) a. [See Whole.] Whole. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Hol`as*pid"e*an) a. [Holo- + Gr. shield.] (Zoöl.) Having a single series of large scutes on the posterior side of the tarsus; — said of certain birds.

(Hol"cad) n. [Gr. 'olka`s, -a`dos, a ship which is towed, a ship of burden, fr. 'e`lkein to draw. Gf. Hulk.] A large ship of burden, in ancient Greece. Mitford.

(Hold) n. [D. hol hole, hollow. See Hole.] (Naut.) The whole interior portion of a vessel below the lower deck, in which the cargo is stowed.

(Hoise) v. t. [See Hoist.] To hoist. [Obs.]

They . . . hoised up the mainsail to the wind.
Acts xxvii. 40.

(Hoist) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hoisted; p. pr. & vb. n. Hoisting.] [OE. hoise, hyse, OD. hyssen, D. hijshen; akin to LG. hissen, Dan. hisse, Sw. hissa.] To raise; to lift; to elevate; esp., to raise or lift to a desired elevation, by means of tackle, as a sail, a flag, a heavy package or weight.

They land my goods, and hoist my flying sails.

Hoisting him into his father's throne.

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