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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Funnel  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  funnel 
  n  1:  a  conical  shape  with  a  wider  and  a  narrower  opening  at  the 
  two  ends  [syn:  {funnel  shape}] 
  2:  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:  a  shaft  for  ventilation  or  the  passage  of  smoke  (especially 
  the  smokestack  of  a  ship) 
  v  :  move  or  pour  through  a  funnel;  "funnel  the  liquid  into  the 
  small  bottle" 




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