ski tow
noun Date: 1935 1. a motor-driven conveyor that is used for pulling skiers up a slope and that consists usually of an endless moving rope which a skier grasps 2. ski lift

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • ski tow — ski′ tow n. 1) spo 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. 2) spo ski lift • Etymology: 1930–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • ski tow — ☆ ski tow n. a kind of ski lift for pulling skiers up a slope on their skis …   English World dictionary

  • Ski tow — A ski tow, also called rope tow or handle tow, is a mechanised system for pulling skiers and snowboarders uphill. In its most basic form, it consists of a long rope loop running through a pulley at the bottom and one at the top, powered by an… …   Wikipedia

  • ski tow — 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. 2. a ski lift. [1930 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • ski tow — noun a powered conveyance that carries skiers up a hill • Syn: ↑ski lift, ↑lift • Derivationally related forms: ↑lift (for: ↑lift) • Hypernyms: ↑conveyance, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • ski lift — noun a powered conveyance that carries skiers up a hill • Syn: ↑ski tow, ↑lift • Derivationally related forms: ↑lift (for: ↑lift) • Hypernyms: ↑conveyance, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • tow — I n. 1) a ski tow 2) to take (a ship) in tow II v. 1) (D; tr.) to tow into (to tow a barge into a port) 2) (D; tr.) to tow out of (to tow a boat out of a harbor) 3) (D; tr.) to tow to (to tow a car to a garage) * * * [təʊ] a ski tow to take (a… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • tow — tow1 towable, adj. towability, n. /toh/, v.t. 1. to pull or haul (a car, barge, trailer, etc.) by a rope, chain, or other device: The car was towed to the service station. n. 2. an act or instance of towing. 3. something being towed …   Universalium

  • tow — I. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Old English togian; akin to Old English tēon to draw, pull, Old High German ziohan to draw, pull, Latin ducere to draw, lead Date: before 12th century transitive verb to draw or pull along behind ; haul <… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tow — I [[t]toʊ[/t]] v. t. 1) cvb to pull or haul (a car, barge, trailer, etc.) by a rope, chain, or other device 2) an act or instance of towing 3) something being towed 4) cvb something, as a boat or truck, that tows 5) cvb a rope, chain, metal bar,… …   From formal English to slang

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