[ jey-bahr ]
/ ˈdʒeɪˌbɑr /
a ski lift having a J-shaped bar against which a skier leans in an upright position while being pulled up the slope.
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Origin of J-bar lift
First recorded in 1950–55
Also called J-bar.
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