chairlift

noun
chair·​lift | \ ˈcher-ˌlift How to pronounce chairlift (audio) \

Definition of chairlift

: 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

Examples of chairlift in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The solitude of the chairlift, along with the sky-high views the ride offers, is a truly special way to experience the magic of Capri. Rachel Chang, Travel + Leisure, 7 May 2022 Mather, a 30-year-old Aloha resident, went riding at the resort Tuesday and was last reported at the Shooting Star Express chairlift, which offers access to Heather Canyon. oregonlive, 9 Apr. 2022 The majority of its workforce are seasonal employees like chairlift operators, ski teachers and patrollers. Gregory Thomas, San Francisco Chronicle, 7 Apr. 2022 For the past week, members of the group have said the new pass is unfair for those who can’t afford it and will make the wait times longer in the regular chairlift lines. Kyle Spurr, oregonlive, 14 Oct. 2021 However, the plaintiffs asserted that Alpine shouldn’t have opened the run where the avalanche occurred — near the Scott chairlift — on the day of the avalanche due to the possibility of a slide. Gregory Thomas, San Francisco Chronicle, 12 Apr. 2022 Zach Sherman, a triple amputee, rides the chairlift at Woodward Park City on March 15, 2022 with Olympian Shaun White, left. Julie Jag, The Salt Lake Tribune, 6 Apr. 2022 The resort is the brainchild of Amanda and Brian Jensen, who run the Gaitlinburg SkyCenter, a restaurant and shop at the top of a chairlift with birds’ eye views of Gatlinburg and the surrounding mountains. Laura Begley Bloom, Forbes, 28 Mar. 2022 The ski lift operators would slow the chairlift down for him, not knowing that Andre Horton was an Olympic skier. Chris Bumbaca, USA TODAY, 6 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of chairlift

1936, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of chairlift was in 1936

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Last Updated

22 May 2022

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“Chairlift.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chairlift. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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