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Definitions of: HOIST

hoist
(n.) That by which anything is hoisted; the apparatus for lifting goods.
(n.) The act of hoisting; a lift.
(n.) The perpendicular height of a flag, as opposed to the fly, or horizontal length when flying from a staff.
(n.) The height of a fore-and-aft sail next the mast or stay.
(p. p.) Hoisted.
(v. t.) 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.