Meaning of FUNICULAR in English


/ fjuːˈnɪkjələ(r); NAmE / (also fuˌnicular ˈrailway ) noun

a railway on a steep slope, used to transport passengers up and down in special cars by means of a moving cable



mid 17th cent. (in the sense of or like a cord or thread ): from Latin funiculus (diminutive of funis rope) + -ar .

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