ski lift

noun

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

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No tickets are required for the 15 ski lifts that give access to more than 60 trails for snowboarding and skiing. Christopher Mason, Town & Country, "The Evolution of the Private Vacation Club," 17 Oct. 2016 Injuries were reported after ski lifts were hit by debris, the broadcaster said, citing local fire department officials. Lily Nonomiya, Bloomberg.com, "Volcano Eruption Near Japan Ski Resort Injures 15," 23 Jan. 2018 Ski attire is encouraged, both for ambiance and a chance to win ski lift tickets to Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin (to the guests with the best attire). Adam Lukach, RedEye Chicago, "5 things to do in Chicago this weekend," 8 Feb. 2018 Whitefish Mountain Resort has added ski lifts and summer activities, such as an aerial adventure course. Jen Fifield, The Christian Science Monitor, "Promise of outdoor activities pulls new residents to rural areas," 19 Apr. 2018 In the summer, you'll be served homemade jam and cheese; in the winter, use the nearby ski lift free of charge. Diana Bruk, Country Living, "10 Airbnb Homes That Include Adorable Animals," 5 Dec. 2016 Yuri Leontyev, 32, from Belarus, was on the ski lift with two friends when the incident occurred. Gianluca Mezzofiore, CNN, "Ski-lift failure in Georgia sends people flying into the air," 16 Mar. 2018 According to initial information, Sadzele ski lift in Gudauri stopped working, chairs crashed into each other with riders suspended in the air, causing health injury of medium gravity. Madeleine Aggeler, The Cut, "Video of Rogue Ski Lift Confirms We Should All Just Stay Inside," 16 Mar. 2018 The video, captured by Instagram user Alena Pakhomova, shows tourists panicking and moving out of the way as the ski lift sped up to double its normal speed. Chris Chavez, SI.com, "Watch: Terrifying Georgia Ski Lift Malfunctions, Flings Tourists Everywhere," 16 Mar. 2018

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1939, in the meaning defined above

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ski lift

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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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