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noun chair·lift \ˈcher-ˌlift\

Simple Definition of chairlift

  • : a series of seats that hang from a moving cable and that carry people (such as skiers) up and down a mountain

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of chairlift

  1. :  a motor-driven conveyor consisting of a series of seats suspended from a cable and used for transporting skiers or sightseers up or down a long slope or mountainside


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