verb (used with object), fun·neled, fun·nel·ing or (especially British) fun·nelled, fun·nel·ling.
verb (used without object), fun·neled, fun·nel·ing or (especially British) fun·nelled, fun·nel·ling.
Origin of funnel
Related Words for funnelspour, filter, transmit, siphon, channel, move, pipe, convey, conduct, carry, pass, traject
Examples from the Web for funnels
Contemporary Examples of funnels
Another reason to keep an upper hand: Russia also funnels oil to Europe via a pipeline that runs directly through Ukraine.Up to Speed: What’s Going on in Ukraine?
February 19, 2014
Create a public jobs program that funnels the unemployed to fast growing areas such as at-home health care and child care.How I'd Create Jobs
The Daily Beast
December 7, 2009
Historical Examples of funnels
Smoke belching black from her funnels, the monster was beginning to move.The Harbor
This gave the Emden four funnels, such as the Yarmouth carried.
It will be convenient to have several of these funnels of different sizes.Experiments and Observations on Different Kinds of Air
Above him towered one of the funnels, before him a long, slender mast.The Girl on the Boat
Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
She did not appear to be a steamer because she had no funnels.The World Peril of 1910
verb -nels, nelling or -nelled or US -nels, -neling or -neled
Word Origin for funnel
c.1400, from Middle French fonel, from Provençal enfounilh, "a word from the Southern wine trade" [Weekley], from Late Latin fundibulum, shortened from Latin infundibulum "a funnel or hopper in a mill," from infundere "pour in," from in- "in" + fundere "pour" (see found (v.2)).
1590s, from funnel (n.). Related: Funneled; funneling.