chair·​lift | \ˈcher-ˌlift \

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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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 Each unit includes a chairlift porch swing from Heavenly’s retired two-seater Galaxy Chair. David Caraccio, sacbee, "New luxury homes under Heavenly Mountain Resort's gondola just went on the market," 7 June 2018 Ride a scenic chairlift to 10,677 feet in the Sangre de Cristos for a mountain-top, barbecued lunch at the Summit Haus, then hike to the base and paddleboard Monte Verde Lake. Megan Michelson, Outside Online, "Under-the-Radar Ski Resorts to Visit This Summer," 25 Apr. 2018 Why not utilize existing infrastructure—like chairlifts, guide services, and lodging—to provide year-round activities, too? Megan Michelson, Outside Online, "Under-the-Radar Ski Resorts to Visit This Summer," 25 Apr. 2018 In a pair of videos published to YouTube, the chairlift in question, from a resort in the town of Gudauri, appears to malfunction and speed up while reversing direction. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "Ski Lift Goes Into Overdrive, Injures Eight," 16 Mar. 2018 There is a $5 discount on the new attractions with the purchase of a scenic chairlift ticket ($12-$19). Weldon B. Johnson, azcentral, "Arizona Snowbowl is offering new summer attractions," 12 July 2018 For anyone who has ever been a beginner in one of these winter sports, riding the chairlift can be a source of anxiety as people are rushed to load and unload the lifts. Tim Brown,, "Chairlift malfunctions, accelerates and launches skiers and snowboarders in terrifying video," 16 Mar. 2018

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1940, in the meaning defined above

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: 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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