chairlift

or chair lift

[chair-lift]
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noun

a series of chairs suspended from an endless cable driven by motors, for conveying skiers up the side of a slope.

Nearby words

  1. chair table,
  2. chair warmer,
  3. chairborne,
  4. chairbound,
  5. chairlady,
  6. chairman,
  7. chairman of the board,
  8. chairmanship,
  9. chairperson,
  10. chairwoman

Origin of chairlift

An Americanism dating back to 1935–40; chair + lift

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British Dictionary definitions for chairlift

chairlift

noun

a series of chairs suspended from a power-driven cable for conveying people, esp skiers, up a mountain
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