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



    BrE BrE//ˈfʌnl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfʌnl//
    Trains, Parts of boats and ships
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  1. 1a device that is wide at the top and narrow at the bottom, used for pouring liquids or powders into a small opening
  2. 2(also smokestack) a metal chimney, for example on a ship or an engine, through which smoke comes out See related entries: Trains, Parts of boats and ships
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: apparently via Old French from Provençal fonilh, from late Latin fundibulum, from Latin infundibulum, from infundere, from in- ‘into’ + fundere ‘pour’.
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