tiāki

tiāki, n.

1. A jack.

E tāviri i te tiāki ‘ē toru taime toe, ka teitei meitaki i reira.
Give the jack another three turns, it will be the right height then.

2. (-a, –‘ia). Jack up.

Tē tiāki nei au i te uira i puta o te mōtokā.
I‘m jacking up the punctured wheel of the car;

Kua tiāki‘ia te ‘are ki runga ē kua tuku‘ia tēta‘i au tango ‘ōu ki raro.
The house was jacked up and new foundation beams put in.
[Eng.jack.]

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