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.
- funk, casimir,
- funnel cake,
- funnel cap,
- funnel chest,
- funnel cloud,
- funnel-shaped pelvis
Origin of funnel
Examples from the Web for funnels
Another reason to keep an upper hand: Russia also funnels oil to Europe via a pipeline that runs directly through Ukraine.
Create a public jobs program that funnels the unemployed to fast growing areas such as at-home health care and child care.
The roar of the furnaces could be heard in the trumpeting of the funnels.The Mystery of the Sea|Bram Stoker
At this time the enemy's funnels and bridges showed just above the horizon.
A steamship, on the other hand, belches smoke only from its funnels, as fresh water is far too precious to waste as steam.How it Works|Archibald Williams
According to Semper there are thirteen funnels in both sexes—a number which fairly well agrees with my own results.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1|Francis Maitland Balfour
The London was fitted up in a princely style; she had two funnels, and was very long.Soyer's Culinary Campaign|Alexis Soyer
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.