A form of high-speed aerial lift in which the cars are strung between parallel, continuously moving cables from which they detach for loading and unloading.
Origin of funitelFrench funi(culaire) funicular ( from Latin fūniculus slender rope ; see funiculus. ) téléphérique telpher ( from English telepher ) ( obsolete variant of telpher ; see telpher. ) (French -ique adj. and n. suff. ) ( from Latin -icus -ic )