J-bar lift
noun Date: 1954 a ski lift having a series of J-shaped bars each of which pulls one skier

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • J-bar lift — A J bar (in some regions, L bar) is a type of surface lift invented in the 1940s [ cite web url = http://skilifts.org/glossary.htm title = Glossary of Aerial Lift terms publisher = SkiLifts.org accessdate = 2006 12 05 ] for ski area passenger… …   Wikipedia

  • j-bar lift — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun or j bar ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ Usage: capitalized J : a ski tow consisting of an overhead moving cable carrying a series of suspended bars of J shape on the base of which skiers may half sit and half lean while being pulled uphill * * * /jay …   Useful english dictionary

  • J-bar lift — /jay bahr / a ski lift having a J shaped bar against which a skier leans in an upright position while being pulled up the slope. Also called J bar. [1950 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • J-bar lift — [[t]ˈdʒeɪˌbɑr[/t]] n. spo a ski lift having aJ shaped bar against which a skier leans upright while being pulled up the slope • Etymology: 1950–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • bar lift — noun Etymology: bar (I) : j bar lift, t bar lift * * * bar lift, a ski lift consisting of an endless cable supporting steel bars, which skiers grasp to be drawn up a slope …   Useful english dictionary

  • j-bar — noun see j bar lift …   Useful english dictionary

  • J-bar — [jā′bär΄] n. a J shaped hook suspended from the moving cable of a ski lift, used to pull a skier uphill * * * J bar (jāʹbär ) n. A J shaped bar, suspended from a moving system of overhead cables, by which a skier is towed uphill. * * * …   Universalium

  • J-bar — [jā′bär΄] n. a J shaped hook suspended from the moving cable of a ski lift, used to pull a skier uphill …   English World dictionary

  • T-bar lift — A T bar lift, also called T bar, is a mechanised system for transporting skiers and snowboarders uphill, along the surface of the slope. In the United States it is generally employed for low capacity slopes in large resorts and small local areas… …   Wikipedia

  • j-stick — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Usage: capitalized J : j bar lift …   Useful english dictionary

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