What is Hoisting?
Hoisting definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
verb (used with object)
to raise or lift, especially by some mechanical appliance: to hoist a flag; to hoist the mainsail.
to raise to one’s lips and drink; drink (especially beer or whiskey) with gusto: Let’s go hoist a few beers.
Archaic. a simple past tense and past participle of hoise.
an apparatus for hoisting, as a block and tackle, a derrick, or a crane.
act of hoisting; a lift: Give that sofa a hoist at your end.
Nautical. the vertical dimension amidships of any square sail that is hoisted with a yard.Compare drop(def 28). the distance between the hoisted and the lowered position of such a yard. the dimension of a fore-and-aft sail along the luff. a number of flags raised together as a signal.
(on a flag) the vertical dimension as flown from a vertical staff. the edge running next to the staff.Compare fly1(def 30b).