lifting device

Definitions of lifting device
  1. noun
    a device for lifting heavy loads
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    crane
    lifts and moves heavy objects; lifting tackle is suspended from a pivoted boom that rotates around a vertical axis
    elevator, lift
    lifting device consisting of a platform or cage that is raised and lowered mechanically in a vertical shaft in order to move people from one floor to another in a building
    hoist
    lifting device for raising heavy or cumbersome objects
    winch, windlass
    lifting device consisting of a horizontal cylinder turned by a crank on which a cable or rope winds
    block and tackle
    pulley blocks with associated rope or cable
    capstan
    a windlass rotated in a horizontal plane around a vertical axis; used on ships for weighing anchor or raising heavy sails
    davit
    a crane-like device (usually one of a pair) for suspending or lowering equipment (as a lifeboat)
    derrick
    a simple crane having lifting tackle slung from a boom
    dumbwaiter, food elevator
    a small elevator used to convey food (or other goods) from one floor of a building to another
    freight elevator, service elevator
    an elevator designed for carrying freight
    headgear
    the hoist at the pithead of a mine
    paternoster
    a type of lift having a chain of open compartments that move continually in an endless loop so that (agile) passengers can step on or off at each floor
    transporter
    a crane for moving material with dispatch as in loading and unloading ships
    wheel and axle
    hoist so arranged that a rope unwinding from a wheel is wound onto a cylindrical drum or shaft coaxial with the wheel
    yard donkey, yarder
    a winch (or system of winches) powered by an engine and used to haul logs from a stump to a landing or to a skid road
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    device
    an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
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