Definition of poma in English:

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poma

Pronunciation: /ˈpəʊmə/

noun

trademark
A ski lift in which a pole attached to a moving cable pulls each skier uphill on their skis.
Example sentences
  • With 20 chairs, 8 pomas, unlimited hiking terrain, and 244 snow cannons, Baqueria Beret is the biggest resort in the mountain chain.
  • Experience of modern glide-on/glide-off chair lifts - such as those at the Trois Vallees in France - may well make you wary of cranky old T-bars and poma lifts.

Origin

1950s: named after Jan Pomagalski (died 1969), its Polish inventor.

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