fun·nel /ˈfənḷ/ 名詞
1. A vessel of the shape of an inverted hollow cone, terminating below in a pipe, and used for conveying liquids or pourable solids into a vessel with a narrow opening; a tunnel.
2. A passage or avenue for a fluid or flowing substance; specifically, a smoke flue or pipe; the iron chimney of a steamship or the like.
Funnel box Mining, an apparatus for collecting finely crushed ore from water. --Knight.
Funnel stay Naut., one of the ropes or rods steadying a steamer's funnel.
n 1: a conical shape with a wider and a narrower opening at the
two ends [syn: funnel shape]
2: a conically shaped utensil having a narrow tube at the small
end; used to channel the flow of substances into a
container with a small mouth
3: (nautical) smokestack consisting of a shaft for ventilation
or the passage of smoke (especially the smokestack of a
v : move or pour through a funnel; "funnel the liquid into the
[also: funnelling, funnelled]