Lift"ing, a. Used in, or for, or by, lifting.
Lifting bridge, a lift bridge. --
Lifting jack. See 2d Jack, 5. --
Lifting machine. See
Health lift, under Health. --
(Mach.) (a) A kind of pump having a bucket, or valved piston, instead of a solid piston, for drawing water and lifting it to a high level. (b) A pump which lifts the water only to the top of the pump, or delivers it through a spout; a lift pump. --
Lifting rod, a vertical rod lifted by a rock shaft, and imparting motion to a puppet valve; -- used in the engines of river steamboats. --
(Naut.), one which tends to lift a vessel's bow out of water, as jibs and square foresails.
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