ski lift


Definition of ski lift

: a motor-driven conveyor consisting usually of a series of bars or seats suspended from an overhead moving cable and used for transporting skiers or sightseers up a long slope

Examples of ski lift in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Jeff Hanle, a spokesperson for Aspen Skiing Company, told NBC News in a statement that ski personnel responded to a report of a child hanging from a ski lift in the Buttermilk ski area — better known as the frequent host of the ESPN Winter X Games. NBC News, "Rachel Zoe's 9-year-old son hospitalized after falling from ski lift in Colorado," 22 Dec. 2020 Rachel Zoe is opening up about a harrowing experience over the weekend, in which her 9-year-old son Skyler fell 40 feet from a ski lift. Charles Trepany, USA TODAY, "Rachel Zoe says she's 'scarred for life' after 9-year-old son fell 40 feet from ski lift," 22 Dec. 2020 Fashion designer Rachel Zoe shared the harrowing story of her son falling 40 feet from a ski lift on Sunday. April Siese, CBS News, "Rachel Zoe's son hospitalized after falling 40 feet from a ski lift," 22 Dec. 2020 Though ski lift lines will be configured to facilitate social distancing, visitors are asked to ride lifts with friends and family and avoid riding with strangers. Josh Noel,, "Midwest skiing roundup for 2020-21: Fresh air, exercise and adventure with COVID-19 precautions in place," 15 Nov. 2020 During October Sundays and some Saturdays, the ski lift operates 11 a.m.-2 p.m. for prime autumn leaf-viewing. Dyan Machan, WSJ, "Why Maine Is the Perfect Road-Trip Destination for Fall," 30 Sep. 2020 As such, Gatlinburg SkyLift Park will be limiting the number of guests, cleaning surfaces periodically including ski lift chairs, and employees will be wearing face coverings. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "Gatlinburg’s SkyBridge Set to Reopen on Friday," 19 May 2020 Most schools have been forced to hold their ceremonies online, but one New Hampshire high school's solution is to have graduates ride ski lifts to receive their diplomas. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, "New Hampshire high school to hold graduation ceremony on a ski lift," 18 May 2020 Officials ordered ski lifts across the country to close after students whose classes were canceled began organizing trips to winter resorts. Colleen Barry And Matt Sedensky,, "Nations take drastic steps to combat spread of coronavirus," 9 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of ski lift

1939, in the meaning defined above

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30 Dec 2020

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“Ski lift.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of ski lift

: a series of seats or handles that are attached to a moving cable and that are used to carry skiers up a mountain

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