hoist hoist  /ˈhɔ ɪst/


  1. (n) lifting device for raising heavy or cumbersome objects
  2. (v) raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help
  3. (v) move from one place to another by lifting
  4. (v) raise


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  1. The Berlin Wall: A Pictorial History Soviet soldiers hoist the red flag over the Reichstag in Berlin on April 30, 1945.
  2. At the Mexico City airport, agents had to drag him from the car and hoist him up the steps to the plane.
  3. That night Milam found a man and four dogs and helped hoist them all safely into the helicopter when it returned.


  1. Marines retire flag ceremoniously

    On May 25, during Memorial Day weekend members of the Silver City s Marine Corps League Gaffney-Oglesby Detachment 1328 partnered with the Rose Valley RV Ranch to retire their US Flag and hoist the new one provided by them. In accordance with US Flag Protocol the Marine Corps League will respectfully burn the flag along with about 30 others gathered who have become unserviceable.
    on July 4, 2013     Source: Silver City Sun-News

  2. SF Chefs heads to Union Square

    SF Chefs is just a few weeks off and preparations are well underway to hoist the Grand Tasting Tent at San Francisco's Union Square. Here's what lies ahead.
    on July 4, 2013     Source: Inside Bay Area

  3. AD: Various Helicopter Models

    AD NUMBER: 2013-06-51 PRODUCT: Various model helicopters with certain part-numbered and serial-numbered Goodrich externally-mounted hoists installed.
    on July 2, 2013     Source: The Aero-News Network


  1. "If Christ was on earth today, undoubtedly he would hoist the banner of justice and love for humanity to oppose warmongers, occupiers, terrorists and bullies the world over," Ahmadinejad said, according to a transcript of his speech.
    on Dec 24, 2008 By: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

  2. "It's something I'm very proud of," said Lidstrom. "I've been over here for a long time. I watched Steve Yzerman hoist it three times in the past, and I'm very proud of being the first European. I'm very proud of being a captain of the Red...
    on Jun 4, 2008 By: Nicklas Lidstrom Source: Boston Globe (registration)

  3. In the statement, al-Sadr called on both Sunnis and Shiites to "scorn sectarianism and hoist the banner of unity."
    on Feb 25, 2007 By: Muqtada al-Sadr Source: Forbes

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