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[chair-lift] /ˈtʃɛərˌlɪft/
a series of chairs suspended from an endless cable driven by motors, for conveying skiers up the side of a slope.
Also, chair lift.
Origin of chairlift
1935-40, Americanism; chair + lift Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for chairlift
  • Ski with your new chairlift friends, play with your family on the green runs, hike a pristine bowl for new lines.
  • Ski right up to a chairlift with no lineup, then find a run all to yourself for the ski back down.
  • On the chairlift ride back up the mountain, the skier cools down.
  • Two different ski areas are available and connected by chairlift and shuttle bus.
  • The ski areas will be connected via shuttle bus, but there are no immediate plans to link them via a chairlift or tram.
  • Trails are designated specifically for mountain bikes, but to reach them visitors must ride a chairlift to the starting point.
  • Some ski resorts offer chairlift rides so you can enjoy the view of the colors.
  • Visitors may ride a chairlift down the mountain get close to the tunnel.
  • The building is also equipped with an elevator and chairlift for access by disabled residents.
  • It is not so certain that the socialized chairlift of the welfare state always achieves the same successes.
British Dictionary definitions for chairlift


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