Definition of Funicular railway

1. Noun. A railway up the side of a mountain pulled by a moving cable and having counterbalancing ascending and descending cars.

Exact synonyms: Cable Railway, Funicular
Terms within: Cable Car, Car
Generic synonyms: Railroad, Railroad Line, Railway, Railway Line, Railway System
Derivative terms: Funicular

Definition of Funicular railway

1. Noun. a railway on the side of a mountain pulled by a moving cable ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Funicular Railway

funicular graft
funicular myelitis
funicular myelosis
funicular railway (current term)
funicular souffle
funiculi medullae spinalis
funiculus amnii
funiculus anterior
funiculus dorsalis
funiculus gracilis
funiculus lateralis
funiculus posterior

Literary usage of Funicular railway

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Report of the Annual Meeting (1891)
"funicular railway of Monte Santo.—The continuation of the railway below the bottom opening of the tunnel unfortunately has been only in surface soil, ..."

2. Southern France Including Corsica: Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1907)
"Baths 11/4-6 fr. according to class, establishment, and season; douche l-31/2 fr. Reduction for families and in September. funicular railway to the Plateau ..."

3. The New York Medical Times (1896)
"The best plan is to go by carnage to the foot of the crater, and then up the incline by the funicular railway. Cheating is the order of the day in Naples. ..."

4. A Levantine Log-book by Jerome Alfred Hart (1905)
"I have such low tastes that I am glad there is a funicular railway up the volcano, or I never should have got to the top. If I were to go again, ..."

5. Cities of Italy by Arthur Symons (1907)
"The tram trots under a deep alley of chestnuts, and you seem at every point to be at the edge of the country. The funicular railway goes up through trees ..."

6. Listening Lessons in Music, Graded for Schools by Agnes Moore Fryberger (1916)
"This song received its peculiar name in this way: The original words, which were humorous, " celebrated the opening of the funicular railway to the summit ..."

7. Hints to Speakers and Players by Rosina Filippi (1911)
"Don't rush up as if you were on a funicular railway. ... use of his voice is just like the ascent of a train on a funicular railway. ..."

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