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

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In 2017, a disturbance on radar in Billings, Montana, was determined to be chairlifts at the Red Lodge Mountain ski area. Alex Johnson, NBC News, "Ladybug swarm detected by weather radar over Southern California," 5 June 2019 There was a selfie of her on a chairlift, a snapshot of her on the slopes, a picture of her lounging in the afternoon sun. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Inside Gigi Hadid’s Chic Alpine Getaway to Jackson Hole," 2 Apr. 2019 All the stops were pulled out for the Fall 2013 presentation—topping even the working chairlift of an earlier outing. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, "Once Upon a Time a Snowflake Fell for a Polar Bear—At a Moncler Gamme Rouge Show," 28 Dec. 2018 But during a polar vortex, trekking to a subpar space three neighborhoods away isn’t as appetizing as Postmating ramen and watching Frozen (the 2010 horror film where three skiers get stuck on a chairlift and then ripped apart by wolves. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "The New York City Restaurants to Know This Winter," 4 Feb. 2019 The existing restaurant at the top of the Bethlehem Express chairlift, Latitude 44, will stop serving food when the new facility opens and is likely to be torn down, Ellms said. Christopher Jensen,, "Bretton Woods ski resort to add gondolas, events center, restaurant in bid for year-round business," 29 Apr. 2018 Hike, mountain bike, fly fish, horseback ride, or just take a chairlift up the mountain for some scenic selfies. The Editors, Seventeen, "The Best Road Trips to Take With Your Besties," 27 Aug. 2018 There are no chairlifts, and backcountry knowledge is a must. Megan Michelson, Outside Online, "How to Ski All Summer Long," 5 July 2018 In summer, the bridge is part of a Mt. Titlis circle tour connecting the Titlis Ice Cave, Titlis Cliff Walk, the Ice Flyer chairlift, and Titlis Glacier Park. Jamie Moore, USA TODAY, "The world’s 10 most amazing suspension bridges," 26 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of chairlift

1940, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners 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

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