Meaning of FUNICULAR in English

FUNICULAR

[ fjʊ'nɪkjʊlə , fə'nɪk- ]

■ adjective

1》 (of a railway on a steep slope) operated by cable with ascending and descending cars counterbalanced.

2》 relating to a rope or its tension.

■ noun a ~ railway.

Origin

C17: from L. funiculus (see funiculus ) + -ar 1 .

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