Definition of "hoisting" []

  • To raise or lift up, esp by mechanical means (verb)
  • Any apparatus or device for hoisting (noun)
  • The act of hoisting (noun)
  • The amidships height of a sail bent to the yard with which it is hoisted (noun)
  • The difference between the set and lowered positions of this yard (noun)
  • The length of the luff of a fore-and-aft sail (noun)
  • A group of signal flags (noun)
  • The inner edge of a flag next to the staff (noun)
  • Present participle of hoist. (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "hoisting" in a sentence
  • "The government set Wednesday as its target date to begin hoisting the trapped men out of the mine, saying that the nearly half-mile long shaft is sufficiently sound that only a small stretch of it will need to be reinforced with steel pipe."
  • "Let all this wonderful human power be used in hoisting human bodies up stairs on their own power instead of through doors."
  • "While the Grizzlies displayed good ball movement - they had 25 assists to Minnesota's 19 - the Wolves got caught up early in hoisting ill-advised shots without making the extra pass."
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