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English definition of “funicular (railway)”

funicular (railway)

noun [C]     /fjʊˌnɪk.jʊ.ləˈreɪl.weɪ/ US  /-juː.lɚ-/
a special type of railway that travels up and down steep slopes, with thecarriagescars being pulled by a strong metal ropeRailways and railway lines
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