hoisting machine[′hȯist·iŋ mə‚shēn]
A mechanism for raising and lowering material with intermittent motion while holding the material freely suspended.
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A power-operated machine, used for lifting or lowering a load, that utilizes a drum and wire rope (excluding elevators); includes but is not limited to a cableway, crane, or derrick.
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