Funicular



[fyoo-nik-yuh-ler] /fyuˈnɪk yə lər/

adjective
1.
of or relating to a rope or cord, or its tension.
2.
worked by a rope or the like.
noun
3.
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/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
adj.

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

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