Alteration of hoise, apparently based on the past tense and participle.
- transitive to raise; to lift; to elevate; especially, to raise or lift to a desired elevation, by means of tackle or pulley, as a sail, a flag, a heavy package or weight.
#* 1719: w:Daniel Defoe|Daniel Defoe, w:Robinson Crusoe|Robinson Crusoe
#*: ...but this last was so heavy, I could not hoist it up to get it over the ship's side.
- context|transitive|historical to lift someone up to be flogged
- intransitive to be lifted up
They land my goods, and hoist my flying sails. — Pope
Hoisting him into his fatherâ€™s throne. — South
Romanian: a ridica, a pozitiona, cu ajutorul unui dispozitiv de ridicat
- a hoisting device, such as pulley or crane.
- the perpendicular height of a flag, as opposed to the fly, or horizontal length, when flying from a staff.
- the vertical edge of a flag which is next to the staff.
- the height of a fore-and-aft sail, next the mast or stay.
Finnish: nostolaite, nosturi
trans-top|perpendicular height of a flag
trans-top|vertical edge of a flag which is next to the staff
trans-top|height of a fore-and-aft sail, next the mast or stay