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A mechanized, cable-suspended, aerial chair assembly used to transport skiers up or down a mountain slope.


a series of chairs suspended from a power-driven cable for conveying people, esp skiers, up a mountain



a series of chairs suspended from an endless motorized cable, conveying skiers up a mountainside.
[1935–40, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chairlift - a ski lift on which riders (skiers or sightseers) are seated and carried up or down a mountainsidechairlift - a ski lift on which riders (skiers or sightseers) are seated and carried up or down a mountainside; seats are hung from an endless overhead cable
ski lift, ski tow, lift - a powered conveyance that carries skiers up a hill
مَقْعَدٌ هَوائي
lanovkasedačková lanovkasedačkový výtah
스키장 리프트
sedačková lanovka


[ˈtʃɛəlɪft] Ntelesilla m or f, teleférico m


(tʃeə) noun
1. a movable seat for one person, with a back to it. a table and four chairs.
2. the position of a person who is chairman at a meeting etc. Who is in the chair?
3. the office of a university professor. He holds the chair of History at this university.
to be chairman at (a meeting etc). He chaired the meeting last night.
ˈchairlift noun
a set of seats hanging from a cable, used to take skiers etc up a mountain.
ˈchairman, chairperson, chairwoman nouns
a person who takes charge of or directs a meeting.
ˈchairmanship noun

Address a male chairman as Mr Chairman, and a female chairman as Madam Chairman.


عَرَبَةٌ يَجُرُّها سِلْكٌ إِلَى أَعْلَى الـجَبَل sedačková lanovka stolelift Sessellift τελεφερίκ για σκι telesilla tuolihissi télésiège sedežnica seggiovia チェアリフト 스키장 리프트 stoeltjeslift stolheis wyciąg krzesełkowy teleférico кресельный подъемник sittlift เก้าอี้ยกคนขึ้นไปเล่นสกี telesiyej ghế treo trên dây cáp và lên xuống để chở người 升降椅
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The report, issued on Saturday by the PLO National Office for the Defense of Land and Resistance of Settlement, revealed that the Israeli Municipality has resumed its works on a project that aims to construct chairlifts in the Old City of Jerusalem.
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1982 - The first phase of expansion is completed, with a lodge, two chairlifts, six trail and computerized snowmaking added to the ski area.
The resort then boasted two lodges, three chairlifts and 16 runs.
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The system allows children to be safely carried on chairlifts using a magnet.