Hoisting and Conveying Apparatus
A hoist is a device used for lifting or lowering a load by mans of a drum or lift wheel around which rope or chain wraps. In this case manually operated, with a wire rope as a its lifting medium. The load is attached to the hoist by means of a lifting hook.
Government Printing Office The Official Gazette of the United States Patent Office (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1895)