Meaning of FUNICULAR in English


I. fyu̇-ˈni-kyə-lər, fə- adjective

Etymology: Latin funiculus

Date: 1664

1. : having the form of or associated with a cord usually under tension


[New Latin funiculus ]

: of, relating to, or being a funiculus

3. : of, relating to, or being a funicular

a funicular system

II. noun

Date: 1911

: a cable railway ascending a mountain ; especially : one in which an ascending car counterbalances a descending car

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.