One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A type of ski lift, with a moving rope or with bars suspended from a moving overhead cable.
- ‘Freed from the confines of ski tows and pistes, they travel to where snow cover is deepest and the hills most deserted.’
- ‘In the 1920s it had ten working hotels and by 1936 it had a ski school, a ski tow and a tourist office.’
- ‘The lottery grant also funded two ski tows, car parking facilities and floodlighting.’
2A tow rope for waterskiers.
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