- of or like a funiculus or funiculi
- of, worked by, or hanging from a rope or cable
Origin of funicular; from Classical Latin funiculus (see funicle) + -ar
a mountain railway on which counterbalanced cars on parallel sets of rails are pulled up and lowered by cables
also funicular railway
- Of, relating to, or resembling a rope or cord.
- Operated or moved by a cable.
- Of, relating to, or constituting a funiculus.
A cable railway on a steep incline, especially such a railway with simultaneously ascending and descending cars counterbalancing one another.
(comparative more funicular, superlative most funicular)
- A particular type of rail transit system which ascends a steep urban or mountain incline, having usually two cars sharing a single track, with the cars linked by a cable and an arrangement of pulleys such that the descending car assists in the hoisting of the ascending car, i.e. the two cars serve as counterweights for each other.
From Latin fūniculus (“cord”), diminutive from fūnis (“cord”) + -culus.