funicularnoun [ C ]uk /fjuːˈnɪk.jə.lər/ us /fjuːˈnɪk.juː.lɚ/ also funicular railway, uk /fjuːˌnɪk.jə.lə ˈreɪl.weɪ/ us /-juː.lɚ-/
Examples from literature
- By this time they had reached the bottom of the funicular, and were back in the little station near the observatory.
- They start along the terrace toward the station of the funicular railway.
- Those who like to come up by the funicular can do so.
- To scale the tremendous incline to the summit there was a funicular railway, to which our party now transferred themselves, sitting on seats raised one above another as in the gallery of a theater.
- Upon a certain funicular at a mountain resort, where the cars pass one another up and down every twenty minutes, the conductors salute one another stiffly each time they pass.