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Meaning of FUNNEL

Pronunciation:  'funl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  smokestack consisting of a shaft for ventilation or the passage of smoke (especially the smokestack of a ship)
  2. [n]  a conically shaped utensil having a narrow tube at the small end; used to channel the flow of substances into a container with a small mouth
  3. [n]  a conical shape with a wider and a narrower opening at the two ends
  4. [v]  move or pour through a funnel; "funnel the liquid into the small bottle"

FUNNEL is a 6 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: funnel shape
 See Also: bell, cone, cone shape, conoid, displace, move, ship, smokestack, stack, utensil



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Fun"nel\, n. [OE. funel, fonel, prob. through OF. fr, L.
fundibulum, infundibulum, funnel, fr. infundere to pour in;
in in + fundere to pour; cf. Armor. founil funnel, W. ffynel
air hole, chimney. See {Fuse}, v. t.]
1. A vessel of the shape of an inverted hollow cone,
   terminating below in a pipe, and used for conveying
   liquids into a close vessel; a tunnel.

2. A passage or avenue for a fluid or flowing substance;
   specifically, a smoke flue or pipe; the iron chimney of a
   steamship or the like.

{Funnel box} (Mining), an apparatus for collecting finely
   crushed ore from water. --Knight.

{Funnel stay} (Naut.), one of the ropes or rods steadying a
   steamer's funnel.

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