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A hoisting device consisting of a chain suspended from or laid over a fixed, raised structure such as a beam, used to lift heavy objects, especially vehicle engines.
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a hand-powered hoist consisting of chains working on the pulley principle, used to lift and manoeuvre large heavy objects
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