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v. hoist·ed, hoist·ing, hoists
1. To raise or haul up, often with the help of a mechanical apparatus. See Synonyms at lift.
2. To raise to one's mouth in order to drink: hoist a few beers.
To become raised or lifted.
1. An apparatus for lifting heavy or cumbersome objects.
2. The act of hoisting; a lift.
3. Nautical
a. The height or vertical dimension of a flag or of any square sail other than a course.
b. A group of flags raised together as a signal.

[Alteration of dialectal hoise, perhaps variant of Middle English hisse, heave!, possibly from Middle Dutch hissen, to haul.]

hoist′er n.
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Noun1.hoister - an operator of a hoist
manipulator, operator - an agent that operates some apparatus or machine; "the operator of the switchboard"
References in classic literature ?
and putting one foot into it, so as the better to secure his slippery hand-hold on the whip itself, the hoisters ran him high up to the top of the head, almost before Tashtego could have reached its interior bottom.
Holsters such as the Hammer Holster and Tape Measure Hoister make tools easily accessible to workers, and allow them to be tethered at all times.
I emerged, holding a stout stick with my hoister snagged on the end of it, covered and dripping with sodden toilet paper, the holster stained blue from the porta-potty disinfectant.