hoister


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hoist

 (hoist)
v. hoist·ed, hoist·ing, hoists
v.tr.
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.
v.intr.
To become raised or lifted.
n.
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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hoister - an operator of a hoist
manipulator, operator - an agent that operates some apparatus or machine; "the operator of the switchboard"
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Tommy Finnegan was a little Irishman, with big staring eyes and a wild aspect, a "hoister" by trade, and badly cracked.
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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.
In one scene, when he replaces his Colt in the hoister hanging on a door, you can clearly see the three Hunter-style Chicago screws on the back of the rig.