hoister

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

hoist +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

hoister (plural hoisters)

  1. One who, or that which, hoists.
    • 1851, Herman Melville, Moby-Dick
      [] putting one foot into it, so as the better to secure his slippery hand-hold on the whip itself, the hoisters ran him high up to the top of the head, almost before Tashtego could have reached its interior bottom.