safety hoist

noun

variants or safety lift
1
: a hoisting gear that does not overhaul when the tension is released on the fall
2
: a hoisting gear that is provided with a special attachment to prevent overhauling

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“Safety hoist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/safety%20hoist. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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