- of or relating to a rope or cord, or its tension.
- worked by a rope or the like.
Origin of funicular
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Examples from the Web for funicular
What was the thinking behind using models for the funicular that runs up to the hotel—and for the first shots of the hotel itself?The Look of ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’
March 7, 2014
They start along the terrace toward the station of the funicular railway.A Book of Burlesques
H. L. Mencken
Can't you get aboard the funicular yourself and start your journey?A Big Temptation
L. T. Meade
This is the origin of the names “link-polygon” and “funicular” (cf. 2).
The case of the funicular polygon will be of use to us later.
They insisted on bringing us down early for the funicular, and here are your bags.Irma in Italy
Helen Leah Reed
- Also called: funicular railway a railway up the side of a mountain, consisting of a counterbalanced car sat either end of a cable passing round a driving wheel at the summit
- relating to or operated by a rope, cable, etc
- of or relating to a funicle
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Word Origin and History for funicular
1660s, from Latin funiculus, diminutive of funis "a cord, rope."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper