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Meaning of FUNICULAR

Pronunciation:  fyoo'nikyulur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a railway up the side of a mountain pulled by a moving cable and having counterbalancing ascending and descending cars
  2. [adj]  relating to or operated by a cable; "funicular railway"

FUNICULAR is a 9 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: cable railway, funicular railway
 See Also: cable car, car, railroad, railroad line, railway, railway line, railway system



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Fu*nic"u*lar\, a. [Cf. F. funiculaire.]
1. Consisting of a small cord or fiber.

2. Dependent on the tension of a cord.

3. (Anat.) Pertaining to a funiculus; made up of, or
   resembling, a funiculus, or funiculi; as, a funicular

{Funicular action} (Mech.), the force or action exerted by a
   rope in drawing together the supports to which its ends
   are Fastened, when acted upon by forces applied in a
   direction transverse to the rope, as in the archer's bow.

{Funicular curve}. Same as {Catenary}.

{Funicular machine} (Mech.), an apparatus for illustrating
   certain principles in statics, consisting of a cord or
   chain attached at one end to a fixed point, and having the
   other passed over a pulley and sustaining a weight, while
   one or more other weights are suspended from the cord at
   points between the fixed support and the pulley.

{Funicular polygon} (Mech.), the polygonal figure assumed by
   a cord fastened at its extremities, and sustaining weights
   at different points.

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