ski tow

ski tow

noun
1.
Also called rope tow. a type of ski lift in which skiers are hauled up a slope while grasping a looped, endless rope driven by a motor.
2.
a ski lift.

Origin:
1930–35

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ski tow
 
n
a device for pulling skiers uphill, usually a motor-driven rope grasped by the skier while riding on his skis

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