Definition of funicular noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

funicular

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//fjuːˈnɪkjələ(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fjuːˈnɪkjələr//
 
(also funicular railway) Railway tracks and stations
 
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a railway on a steep slope, used to transport passengers up and down in special cars by means of a moving cable See related entries: Railway tracks and stations Word Origin mid 17th cent. (in the sense ‘of or like a cord or thread’): from Latin funiculus (diminutive of funis ‘rope’) + -ar.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: funicular