Definitions for: Funnel


[n] smokestack consisting of a shaft for ventilation or the passage of smoke (especially the smokestack of a ship)
[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
[n] a conical shape with a wider and a narrower opening at the two ends
[v] move or pour through a funnel; "funnel the liquid into the small bottle"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Synonyms: funnel shape

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

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