Meaning of “funicular” in the English Dictionary

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"funicular" in British English

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funicularnoun [ C ]

uk /fjuːˈnɪk.jə.lər/ us /fjuːˈnɪk.juː.lɚ/ also funicular railway, uk /fjuːˌnɪk.jə.lə ˈreɪl.weɪ/ us /-juː.lɚ-/

a special type of railway that travels up and down steep slopes, with thecarriages being pulled by a strong metal rope

(Definition of “funicular” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)