The lifeboat with the survivors aboard is now being hoisted onto the rescue vessel.
2 crane, lift, elevator, davit, winch, tackle:
The cable of the hoist broke, and the container dropped onto the pier.
Advanced English Dictionary
verb, noun +verb[VN][usually +adv./prep.] to raise or pull sth up to a higher position, often using ropes or special equipment: He hoisted himself onto a high stool. + The cargo was hoisted aboard by crane. + to hoist a flag / sail Idioms: be hoist / hoisted by / with your own petard (BrE) to be hurt or to have problems as a result of your own plans to hurt or trick others +noun a piece of equipment used for lifting heavy things, or for lifting people who cannot stand or walk
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