Meaning of FUNICULAR in English

FUNICULAR

fu ‧ nic ‧ u ‧ lar /fjʊˈnɪkjələ, fjʊˈnɪkjʊlə $ -ər/ BrE AmE noun [countable]

[ Date: 1600-1700 ; Language: Latin ; Origin: funiculus 'small rope' , from funis 'rope' ]

a small railway that carries people up and down a steep hill or mountain, pulled by a thick metal rope

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.