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fu·nic·u·lar

 (fyo͝o-nĭk′yə-lər, fə-)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or resembling a rope or cord.
2. Operated or moved by a cable.
3. Of, relating to, or constituting a funiculus.
n.
A cable railway on a steep incline, especially such a railway with simultaneously ascending and descending cars counterbalancing one another.

funicular

(fjuːˈnɪkjʊlə)
n
(Railways) 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
adj
1. (General Engineering) relating to or operated by a rope, cable, etc
2. (Botany) of or relating to a funicle

fu•nic•u•lar

(fyuˈnɪk yə lər)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to a rope or cord, or its tension.
2. worked by a rope or the like.
n.
[1655–65; < Latin fūnicul(us) (see funiculus) + -ar1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.funicular - a railway up the side of a mountain pulled by a moving cable and having counterbalancing ascending and descending carsfunicular - a railway up the side of a mountain pulled by a moving cable and having counterbalancing ascending and descending cars
cable car, car - a conveyance for passengers or freight on a cable railway; "they took a cable car to the top of the mountain"
railroad, railroad line, railway, railway line, railway system - line that is the commercial organization responsible for operating a system of transportation for trains that pull passengers or freight
Adj.1.funicular - relating to or operated by a cable; "funicular railway"
Translations
قِطار سِلْكي
lanová dráha
tovbane
togbraut
funikulierius
funikulieris
fünikülerkablolu işleyen tren

funicular

[fjuːˈnɪkjʊr] n (also funicular railway) → funiculaire m

funicular (railway)

nSeilbahn f

funicular

[fjuːˈnɪkjʊləʳ]
1. n (also funicular railway) → funicolare f
2. adjfunicolare

funicular

(fjuˈnikjulə) : funicular (railway) noun
a kind of railway in which carriages are pulled uphill by cable etc.

fu·nic·u·lar

a. funicular, rel. al cordón umbilical o espermático.
References in classic literature ?
They had made a gas recharging station at the corner of the American Fall above the funicular railway, and they were, opening up a much larger area to the south for the same purpose.
Contract notice: Maintenance and repair of closures via metropolitan lines, funiculars montserrat rack and fgc.
Meanwhile, the highest one in the British Isles is also one of the newest funiculars, the Cairngorm Mountain Railway, which works away in the Scottish Highlands at Aviemore.
The funicular--whose capacity is two thousand passengers per hour--rises a steep thirty-six-hundred feet over a distance of just over two miles and was built by Doppelmayr Cable Car GmbH, an Austrian manufacturer that has installed almost three hundred funiculars in sixty-eight countries, including Colombia, Costa Rica, Brazil, and Spain.
Inspectors also examined the antique train's braking system and said the counterbalanced cars, which move in tandem up and down Bunker Hill, may not have had a backup emergency track brake, standardized equipment on modern funiculars that could have halted the fatal slide.