rope tow


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rope tow

n.
A continuous rope conveyor used to pull skiers up a slope; a ski tow.
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ski′ tow`


n.
1. Also called rope tow. a type of ski lift in which skiers are hauled up a slope while grasping a looped, endless rope driven by a motor.
[1930–35]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rope tow - a ski tow offering only a moving rope to hold ontorope tow - a ski tow offering only a moving rope to hold onto
ski lift, ski tow, lift - a powered conveyance that carries skiers up a hill
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