Hoisting engine - definition of Hoisting engine by The Free Dictionary
|a steam engine for operating a hoist.|
See also: Hoist
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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* 1899 Fairbanks-Morse 12 hp sectionalized hoisting engine
Bottenberg includes a glossary in his book with terms such as "cartouche" - an ornamental scroll-like figure - and "donkey" - a steam-powered hoisting engine
that was commonly used in logging and found to be useful in bridge building.