Definition of chairlift in English:


Line breaks: chair|lift
Pronunciation: /ˈtʃɛːlɪft


1A series of chairs hung from a moving cable, used for carrying people up and down a mountain.
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  • Eventually the bankers built themselves a chairlift, opened the mountain to the public, and called it Stowe, after the nearby town.
  • ‘The guests don't even have to pay for anything other than the cost of the chairlift or cable car,’ he explains.
  • I once loaded him on the chairlift at Cypress Mountain.
2A device for carrying people in wheelchairs from one floor of a building to another.
More example sentences
  • ‘Without the incredible help of the Macmillan nurses, who sorted everything out for us from wheelchairs and a chairlift to emotional support, I would have just blundered along on my own,’ he said.
  • But I would plump for the chairlift which wheeches you up the stairs, a handy device if you have had a bottle or two too much of the tonic wine.
  • There would be chairlift access for disabled people to all floors.

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