funicular

[fyoo-nik-yuh-ler]
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adjective

of or relating to a rope or cord, or its tension.
worked by a rope or the like.

noun


Nearby words

  1. fungus gnat,
  2. funhouse,
  3. funic,
  4. funic souffle,
  5. funicle,
  6. funicular graft,
  7. funicular process,
  8. funicular railway,
  9. funiculate,
  10. funiculitis

Origin of funicular

1655–65; < Latin fūnicul(us) (see funiculus) + -ar1

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British Dictionary definitions for funicular

funicular

noun

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

adjective

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

funicular

adj.

1660s, from Latin funiculus, diminutive of funis "a cord, rope."

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