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funicular

[fyoo-nik-yuh-ler] /fyuˈnɪk yə lər/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to a rope or cord, or its tension.
2.
worked by a rope or the like.
noun
Origin
1655-1665
1655-65; < Latin fūnicul(us) (see funiculus) + -ar1
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Examples from the web for funicular
  • Many of these ski areas are accessible by funicular, and some can even be reached by railway.
  • From the harbor, you can take a taxi or the funicular up to town.
  • There's also a funicular that scoots to the observation level at the top in seconds.
  • Kids will delight in taking a turn on the merry-go-round, then taking the funicular up the hill to the church.
  • All funicular segments subquadrate or slightly transverse.
British Dictionary definitions for funicular

funicular

/fjuːˈnɪkjʊlə/
noun
1.
Also called funicular railway. a railway up the side of a mountain, consisting of a counterbalanced car sat either end of a cable passing round a driving wheel at the summit
adjective
2.
relating to or operated by a rope, cable, etc
3.
of or relating to a funicle
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Word Origin and History for funicular
adj.

1660s, from Latin funiculus, diminutive of funis "a cord, rope."

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