As a Noun
1. A HOIST is a machine with ropes and pulleys for lifting heavy things.
As a Verb or Adjective
1. To HOIST something means to lift something by using a hoist.
1. The signer in the video is giving an Auslan explanation of the English term HOIST. There appears to be no commonly used Auslan sign for HOIST (but some signers represent this visually using depicting signs, once they have established the topic). If you know a sign for HOIST used by you or other Auslan users (deaf people or interpreters) please go to "Report missing sign" and supply details. Thank you.